On This Day…

Mississippi Abolishes Slavery in 1995 (almost)…..

March 16, 1995…..

Mississippi ratifies the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, 130 years late. However, they didn’t officially notify 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.