The state was unaware this hadn’t been taken care of until an Indian doctor started asking questions after seeing “Lincoln.” So 2013.
Life really does move slower in the South. One hundred forty-eight years after Congress sent the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery to the states for ratification, Mississippi officially has joined the ranks.
The state’s Legislature did vote to ratify it in 1995 — but the vote was never made official because lawmakers failed to inform the U.S. archivist, according to a report in the Clarion-Ledger. They’ve finally finished the job, Newser reports, and it’s official: Slavery is unconstitutional in Mississippi.
Not making sure your extremely late attempt at saving face in the race-relations department is the most Mississippi thing ever. Everyone’s real on top of shit down there.
[H/T: Washington Times]