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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

News: Mississippi formally ratifies the 13th amendment on slavery

148 years later, thanks to the movie "Lincoln" (with Daniel Day-Lewis, that's right). 
‎"Here’s an outcome the producers of the movie Lincoln probably never expected: it indirectly led to the official ratification of the 13th amendment to ban slavery in Mississippi, nearly 150 years after its adoption." (Time) 

http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/19/mississippi-finally-ratifies-the-amendment-to-ban-slavery-148-years-later/
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/18/mississippi-fixes-oversight-formally-ratifies-13th-amendment-on-slavery/
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/02/mississippi-officially-abolishes-slavery-ratifies-13th-amendment/
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mississippi-finally-ratifies-slavery-ban-article-1.1267133

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