1909 public laws – Ch. 720 Sec. 1

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CHAPTER 720 AN ACT TO PROVIDE SEPARATE SCHOOLS FOR THE INDIAN RACE IN SCOTLAND COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That the children of the white race in Scotland County shall be taught in public schools provided for them exclusively ; and no child of negro blood, however remote the strain, or of Indian blood to the eighth degree, inclusive, shall attend a public school provided for the white race in said county; and all children of the negro race shall be taught in the public schools of said county provided for the negro race exclusively; and all children of Indian blood, other than Croatan Indians, to the eighth degree, inclusive, shall be taught in the public schools of Scotland County provided for the Indian race, other than Croatan Indians, exclusively; and no child of negro blood, however remote the strain, shall attend the public schools provided for the Indian race in said county; but there shall be no discrimination in favor of or to the prejudice of either race: Provided, that the children of the Croatan Indian blood shall attend public schools provided for them exclusively, no discrimination being made either in their favor or to their prejudice: Provided further, that the Board of Yducation of Scotland County shall not exclude children of Indian blood, other than Croatan Indians, from attending any public school provided for the white race, except upon petition of a majority of the patrons of said school.

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