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Indian immigrant helps Mississippi finally abolish slavery

An immigrant physician from India has driven the last forgotten nail in the coffin of slavery in the US, a shameful casket that was thought to be long buried after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation followed by the 13th amendment in 1865 abolishing slavery.

Astonishingly though, it turned out that nearly 150 years later, as recently as last November, one state — Mississippi — had not ratified the amendment because of a combination of ennui, bureaucratic ineptitude, and plain oversight. In other words, it had never officially abolished slavery.

More Follow External Link to Chidanand Rajghatta, The Times of India