The Ed Show | February 18, 2013
>>> time heals all wounds, right? 148 years after the civil war , mississippi finally ratified the 13th amendment . that's abolishing slavery. and it's all thanks to steven spielberg 's film "lincoln." after watching the movie, dr. rajan batra over the university of mississippi got inspired to go do some research. he wanted to know more. he found out after the civil war , four states actually rejected the 13th amendment . all four states eventually ratified, but mississippi was the last to do so in 1995 . however, mississippi never officially ratified the 13th amendment abolishing slavery. their former secretary of state dick malpass failed to send a copy to the registrar. why it was never sent was simply unknown. after figuring this out, dr. patra teamed up with his colleague kevin sullivan . they brought the error to the attention of the current mississippi secretary of state, dilbert hoseman. hoseman agreed to send the resolution to the federal registrar, and finally, on february 7th of this year, not long ago, mississippi became the last state in the union to ratify the 13th amendment . they were only about 150 years late. it's amazing when you think about it. a century and a half after his death, president abraham lincoln is still fighting slavery. if it wasn't for the film "lincoln," the 13th amendment may never have been ratified in the state of mississippi .
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