Dr. Ranjan Batra
Spielberg’s Lincoln Indirectly Leads to Mississippi Finally Ratifying 13th Amendment
After the 13th Amendment to ban slavery passed Congress in 1864, it went to the states for ratification. It got the required three fourths approval in 1865 when Georgia ratified it, but not every state got on board with the amendment. Deleware, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Mississippi all rejected it. After seeing the film Lincoln, a professor at the University of Missippi was inspired to make sure his state did the right thing and ratified the amendment, which it finally did this month.Read on...