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CHAPTER 179 An act to establish graded public schools in the city of Hickory. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :
That the said board of school trustees shall apportion the money raised and received for educational purposes in the city of Hickory, as shall be just to the white and colored races, without discrimination to the prejudice of either race, due regard being paid to the cost of keeping up and maintaining the schools for both races, separate schools to be provided for each race. If the number for either race, and the fund therefor, is insufficient to maintain a graded school, the fund may be applied for a public free school forsaid race under the control of said board.