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CHAPTER 20 An act to amend chapter 27 of the laws of the special session of 1880, it being an act entitled ** An act to authorize the establish- ment of graded schools for the town of Salisbury, &ec. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That section three of chapter twenty-seven of the laws of the special session of 1880 be and the same is hereby amended by adding to said section the following: All moneys which from time to time shal] be apportioned under the general school laws of the State for both the white and colored districts included within the territory hereinafter described, and undivided, within the corporate limits of the town of Salisbury, together with the special taxes levied and collected under the provisions of this chapter, and all other moneys to which the Salisbury graded school committee may be entitled by reason of any fines, penalties, gifts, grants, apportionment or otherwise, shall be received and held by the said graded school committee as a common fund for the purpose of keeping up and maintaining the Salisbury graded schools for both races: Provided, the school for the white race and the colored race shall be forever kept separate and distinct. And the said committee shall use and apportion the moneys so raised and received for educational purposes in the town of Salisbury, as provided in this chapter, and for the benefit of said graded schools, as shall be just to both white and colored races, without discrimination in favor of or to the prejudice of either race, giving equal school facilities to both races, due regard, however, being paid to the cost of keeping up and maintaining the graded schools of both races,