The Oscar-nominated film "Lincoln" has refocused attention to the events leading up to the end of slavery in the U.S., but it also lead to a little-known fact: Mississippi never fully ratified the 13th Amendment. Though state legislators voted in 1995 for ratification, the vote was unofficial because a copy of the resolution never was sent to the Office of the Federal Register. Mississippian Ken Sullivan contacted the state office of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, who filed the paperwork and the ratification was made official on Feb. 7.

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