On This Day…

Mississippi Finally Abolishes Slavery (in 2013)

February 7, 2013

Mississippi had finally ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery in 1995. However, they never officially notified the U.S. Archivist, therefore, the ratification was not official. This was corrected in 2013.
The 13th Amendment received the necessary ¾ of U.S. state ratifications needed to pass in 1865, with the remaining states going on to ratify the amendment, except for Mississippi, which didn’t do so until 1995.