Mississippi finally abolishes slavery

February 22, 2013 in Top Stories

Due to a procedural glitch the last time around, Mississippi – this month – formally ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery within the state. 

It comes a bit late though.

The United States abolished slavery with a constitutional amendment in 1865.  But, there were several states that opposed the 13th amendment.  And Mississippi didn’t get around to voting on it until 1995.