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On parks, slavery, and the KKK

I was heartened to learn that last week the state of Mississippi ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which bans slavery. Actually, Mississippi voted to ratify the amendment in 1995 but neglected to turn in the paperwork to the Office of…

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