Mississippi: Behind the Times... You Think?!!!

Wow! How about this one!

The State of Mississippi didn't officially abolish slavery until the 21st century. February 7, 2013 to be exact.

Well, more accurately, they didn't ratify to partially abolish that industry as I reported on in another post. Mississippi was a holdout in December 1865 when 3/4's of the then 36 states voted in favor of ratification of the 13th Amendment because they wanted compensation for the value of the freed slaves.

Later, Mississippi ratified the 13th Amendment in 1995. Why it took 130 years, no one seems to know. Nor is there any explanation as to why to took from 1995 to 2013 to submit the paperwork. However, the state never sent the proper notification to the U.S. Archivist which would then make it official. Seems like a strange "oversight." The "oversight" was corrected with the help of Dr. Ranjan Batra, professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a colleague Ken Sullivan.

They both became interested in Mississippi's ratification process after viewing the movie, "Lincoln" and discovered this amazing embarrassment in U.S. history. After ascertaining the accuracy of the situation, Sullivan contacted the office of the Secretary of State and Delbert Hosemann agreed to file the required documentation to the National Archives and make the ratification official.

On February 7,2013, Director of the Federal Register, Charles A. Barth wrote that he had received the notification, which included, "With this action, the State of Mississippi has ratified the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States."

This story is a testament to my point that Nubian-Melaninites should, at least, know the history that affects them. How many more oversights exist that may be determining the the course your destiny.

Examine everything with the utmost scrutiny!!!