1927 public local laws – Ch. 213 Sec. 2

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CHAPTER 213 AN ACT TO PROVIDE SEPARATE SCHOOLS FOR THE CHEROKEE INDIANS IN COLUMBUS COUNTY. Whereas, the Indians now living in Columbus County claim to be descendants of a friendly tribe residing in Eastern North Carolina and in Robeson County, North Carolina, known as the Cherokee Indians: Therefore, The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

The Indians mentioned in section one of this act and their descendants shall have separate schools for their children, school committee of their own race and color, and shall be allowed to select teachers of their own choice, subject to the same rules and regulations as are applicable to all teachers in the public school law, and there shall be excluded from such separate schools all children of the negro race to the fourth generation.

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