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CHAPTER 232 AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE YADKIN VALLEY NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL ACADEMY FOR THE COLORED RACE, AT WILKESBORO, N. C. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That R. B. Watts, N. A. Barber, R. W. Barber, E. W. Hackett, John Hunt, W. W. James, P. H. Wilson, A. B. Clark, A. J. Howard, D. P. Sherrill, C. Parsons, Irvin Parks, A. Parks and their associates and successors be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of the Trustees of the Yadkin Valley Normal and Industrial Academy for the colored race, and by that name to remain in perpetual suecession for the purpose of maintaining a school of high grade at or near Wilkesboro, Wilkes county, and in that name may acquire, hold and convey property, real and personal, may sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with, plead and be impleaded, and in their corporate capacity may exercise such rights and acts as may be deemed needful for the purpose of instructing the colored youths, male and female, in the various common school, academic and collegiate branches, the best methods of teaching the same and the best mode of practical industry as applied to agriculture and mechanic arts; may have and use a common seal; may make and alter from time to time such by-laws as they may deem necessary for the government of said institution: Provided, such by-laws shall not be inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of North Carolina. ,