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  •  I wonder which Mississippi Legislators (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    chose NOT TO VOTE FOR RATIFICATION in 1995?

    From the first link:

    [After taking his family to see the film Lincoln,] Sullivan had tears in his eyes, overwhelmed.

    He knew he would do what he could to ensure his native state officially ratified the amendment. “I felt very connected to the history,” he said.

    He tracked down a copy of the 1995 Senate resolution, introduced by state Sen. Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson, who had been upset to learn Mississippi was the only state that had never ratified the 13th Amendment.

    The resolution passed both the Mississippi Senate and House.

    “It was unanimous,” Frazier recalled. “Some didn’t vote, but we didn’t receive a ‘nay’ vote.”

    In 1995!  Who was in the Mississippi Legislature in 1995? Who refused to vote for ratification of the 13th Amendment?

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