Mississippi forgot something.
Fully 148 years after the end of the Civil War and the U.S. end to slavery, the state has officially ratified the 13th Amendment ban on the practice.
The state thought the amendment had already been ratified by its Legislature. Turns out it hadn’t, at least in the eyes of federal record-keepers.
“It was never transmitted to the national archivist to be put on the record,” Pamela Weaver,…