|Yet more proof that my family's decision to leave Mississippi in 1923 was wise, & folks ain't been back since|
The article continues: "According to The Clarion-Ledger, the bizarre error was discovered by a pair of patriotic Mississippians, who, after seeing the movie 'Lincoln,' looked up historical accounts of Mississippi's action and brought to the attention of state officials that they had never, in fact, ratified one of the most important documents in modern history. The 13th Amendment, which outlawed all slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime, was passed by the U.S. Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House of Representatives on Jan. 31, 1865."
Chidike Okeem, a conservative Republican in California, writes: "DISGRACE!!! I don't buy the 'clerical error' story. Mississippi should be ashamed!"