18 February 2013
Amazing ... an article By Adam Clark Estes, The Atlantic Wire, titled Thanks to 'Lincoln,' Mississippi Has Finally Definitely Ratified the Thirteenth Amendment states ...
A middle-aged recent immigrant from
recently set into motion a series of events that eventually led to finally re[c]tifying
the Constitutional amendment banning slavery. The rousing finale of the movie Mississippi served as
inspiration. It sounds like a joke, but it's true. And even though it's been nearly
150 years since that fateful day in the Capitol in 1864, Mississippi's becoming
the final state to officially ratify the Thirteenth Amendment serves as the
final punctuation mark on a dark chapter in American history. Lincoln
Do read the full article for the complete story.
This reminds us that what we think officially occurs isn’t always what has happened. We are always hearing about “funny” laws that are still on the books in a community and yet are not enforced; now we have the opposite.
A bit of trivia for a Monday morning as we continue at Upfront to celebrate Black History Month.
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