1891 public laws – Ch. 320 Sec. 23

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CHAPTER 320 An act to provide for the general supervision of railroads, steamboat or canal companies, express and telegraph companies doing business in the state of North Carolina. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That said commissioners shall have power, whenever they deem it expedint and practicable, to require any railroad corporation operating a railroad or part of a railroad in this state to provide separate and equal accommodations for the white and colored races on the passenger trains and also at the passenger stations or waiting rooms in this state, and for failure to comply with the orders of said commissioners made under this section the penalty prescribed in section twenty of this act shall be imposed.

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