North Carolina Jim Crow Laws
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That it shall be the duty of said board of trustees to establish graded public schools for the white and colored children of said Beaufort Graded School District, and the said board of _trustees shall use and appropriate the funds derived from said special tax herein provided for in such manner as shall be just to both races, without prejudice, and giving to each equal school facilities, due regard being had, however, to the costs of establishing and maintaining the graded schools for each race.
That in case a majority of the qualified voters of the said Beaufort Graded School District shall be in favor of such tax, the Board of Commissioners of Carteret County shall, in ad-_ dition to other taxes laid upon said school district, annually compute and levy, at the time of levying other taxes, a sufficient special tax upon the property of white and colored persons of said Beaufort Graded School District to raise such a sum of money as the trustees of said graded schools in said graded school district shall deem necessary to support and maintain said graded schools, which sum shall not exceed thirty cents on one hundred dollars valuation of property and ninety cents on each poll. The said trustees, whose appointment is hereinafter provided for, upon their appointment and qualification after the election herein provided for, shall meet and organize and report to the Commissioners of Carteret County what sum said trustees deem necessary to support and maintain said graded schools during the first year; and annually thereafter the said trustees, thirty days prior to the time for levying the county taxes, shall report to the said Board of Commissioners of Carteret County what sum is necessary to support and maintain said graded schools during the next year. The taxes levied for the support of said schools, as hereinafter provided, shall be annually collected as other taxes are collected, and paid over by the sheriff or other collecting officer to the Treasurer of Carteret County for the safe-keeping and proper distribution of the same, and the said tax levied and collected for said graded schools shall be kept sacred and separate and distinct from other taxes by the said officers, and shall be used only for the purposes for which they were levied and collected.
That all the territory embraced within the corporate limits of the town of Beaufort, and also all the territory embraced and included as it is now laid out in the present Public School District Number Eighteen, in Beaufort Township, shall be and is hereby constituted a school district for the white and colored children, to be known and designated as the Beaufort Graded School District.
That the white and colored members of the detailed militia shall not be compelled to serve in the same sections.
The white and colored militia shall be enrolled in separate and distinct companies and shall never be compelled to serve in the same companies.
That all funds applied to the Oxford Colored Orphanage under this act shall be charged against the sum appropriated to the Colored Reformatory or Colored Industrial Training School for support and maintenance.
That the Governor and Council of State may only order the funds so appropriated to be applied to the Oxford Colored Orphanage until the Colored Reformatory or Colored Industrial Training School shall be located and constructed.
That the Governor and Council of State be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to apply such amount of the sum appropriated for the support and maintenance of the Colored Reformatory or the Colored Industrial and Training School to the Oxford Colored Orphanage, at Oxford, North Carolina, as the Governor and Council of State may deem wise and advisable.
In view of the fact in drawing An act to issue bonds of the State for the permanent enlargement and improvement of the States educational and charitable institutions, chapter one hundred sixty-five, Public Laws of one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one, the Pembroke Normal School for the Indians received only two thousand dollars for buildings and permanent improvements; and in view of the fact that the buildings and equipment of said Pembroke Normal School are totally inadequate and seriously dilapidated, being unsuitable even for a medium rate elementary school, there is hereby appropriated a sum of money not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars out of the funds accruing to the State as a result of the sale of the bonds authorized in section six, chapter one hundred sixty-five, Public Laws of one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one, to be expended by the State Board of Education for buildings and repairs, and purchase of a principals home and other purposes.
The State Board of Education is hereby directed to reduce the special appropriations from the State public school fund, which amount to six hundred and forty-two thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars ($642,750), and are specified as follows: Hor Deacher Draining.) 2 ee $242,000 Hor ES he SCHOO See eee eee ee ee 224,000 Or BET EMSTOMM VWViO Te kee eee aan eee eee eee 50,000 For Division of Teacher Training……………..—- 25,000 For Division of Certification of Teachers…….. 25,000 For Division of Negro Education………-………….- 15,000 For Division of Publication, ete. (approxi)… 5,000 For Medical Examination of Children………….. 50,000 For Expenses of Text-book Adoption (approx.) 3,000 For Appropriations for Rural Libraries………. 3,750 TNO Geis 22 Soe oa oa pee ee ee ee er $642,750 And to apply from these appropriations seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) annually, which shall be apportioned to the counties referred to in section two of this act, making the annual appropriation for these purposes eight hundred and thirty-two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($882,250): Provided, if any balance remains at the end of the school year 1921-22, such balance shall be carried forward for the school year 1922-23 for use according to provisions of section four of this act.