In 1588, Lithuania abolished slavery.
In 1772, slavery was declared illegal in England.
In 1777, slavery was abolished in Vermont.
In 1799, New York State introduced gradual emancipation.
In 1863, the US Emancipation Proclamation declared that slaves in Confederate-controlled areas should be freed.
In 1865, the US abolished slavery with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
In 1995, Mississippi abolished slavery, only 130 years later.
Mississippi is also the poorest state in the US; and in 2004, Mississippi was ranked lowest in academic achievement.
OTOH, Mississippi does have good food and good music, and low cost of living.
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