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CHAPTER 403, An act in relation to the public schoo! in the town of Shelby, and pro- viding for it [the] levying of a tax to support the same. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The school committee provided for by this act shall apportion the money raised or received for educational purposes in the town of Shelby as shall be just to the white and colored races without discrimination in favor of or to the prejudice of either race, due regard being paid to the cost of keeping up and maintaining the public schools of both races: Provided, separate schools shall be established and maintained for the white and colored races.