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Mississippi ratifies 13th amendment abolishing slavery ... 147 years late
Academics prompt ratification after noticing that 1995 move to accept amendment detailed in Lincoln had not been completed * Share77 * * * 1 * inShare0 * -------------------------------------------------

Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Photograph: David James/AP
Mississippi has officially ratified the 13th amendment to the US constitution, which abolishes slavery and which was officially noted in the constitution on 6 December 1865. All 50 states have now ratified the amendment. 1. -------------------------------------------------
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The bill passed on 7 February. Hosemann said the passage of the bill "was long overdue".

rom African Prince to Mississippi Slave: Abdul Rahman Ibrahima
In the summer of 1829, Abdul Rahman Ibrahima returned to Africa after 40 years of enslavement in the United States. Having obtained his freedom via the agency of President John Quincy Adams, he set off on the voyage that was supposed to take him to his birthplace in Timbuktu, in what is now Mali. However, he made it only as far as the American colony in Monrovia, Liberia, where he died July 6, 1829, shortly after his arrival. This month, Documenting the American South remembers the remarkable story of a Muslim prince who became a slave in Mississippi.
Much of what is currently known about Abdul Rahman Ibrahima comes from a pamphlet titled "A Statement with Regard to the Moorish Prince, Abduhl Rahhahman," written by Thomas H. Gallaudet, one of the co-founders of the American School for the Deaf. According to this account, during Ibrahima's childhood in Africa, his father was sent to conquer the "Soosoos" (also spelled Susu or Soso) and founded a new capital of the kingdom of Futa Jallon in a town called Timbo. Ibrahima therefore moved from Timbuktu to Timbo at age five, returning to Timbuktu to attend school at age twelve. Around 1788, at the age of approximately 26, Ibrahima was taken captive after

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