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CHAPTER 850 AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SEPARATE ACCOMMODA- TION OF WHITE AND COLORED PASSENGERS UPON STREHT CARS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSBES. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That any white person entering a street car for the purpose of becoming a passenger thereon shall, if necessary to earry out the purposes of this act, occupy the first vacant seat or unoccupied space in the aisle nearest the front of said car, and any colored person entering said car for.a like purpose shall occupy the first vacant seat or unoccupied space in the aisle nearest the rear end of said car: Provided, however, no contiguous seats on the same bench shall be occupied by white and colored passengers. at the same time (unless or until all of the other seats in said car shall be occupied).