And I thought I was behind the times: Mississippi Ratified the 13th Amendment
I quote a website called Above the Law:
Team of Rivals:
The Political Genius of
Today the big story (at least in liberal circles) is that Mississippi finally officially ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, after two Ole Miss employees saw the movie Lincoln and decided to look into why their state hadn’t officially ratified the amendment. You can’t make that up: Mississippi needed a Spielberg movie to remind them to ratify the amendment banning slavery....
If you were one of the people that went to a theater and watched Spielberg's Lincoln, you know that the movie was about as good as it gets. I loved that it made enough of an impact to clean up an unresolved legal oversight. You go Mississippi...you may get it right yet!
Go see the movie and maybe even read the book that the movie was based on...it is called Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln and is written by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I, for one, am going to read it very soon.