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An act to prohibit the co-education of the white and colored races... (Tennessee, 1901)

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Citation Information:  "An act to prohibit the co-education of the white and colored races..." Laws of Tennessee, 1901, Ch. 7, House Bill No. 7, p. 9.



An act to prohibit the co-education of the white and colored races and to prohibit the white and colored races from attending the same schools, academies, colleges or other places of learning in this state.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee, That hereafter it shall be unlawful for any school, academy, college or other place of learning to allow white and colored persons to attend the same school, academy, college or other place of learning.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That it shall be unlawful for any teacher, professor or educator in the State, in any college, academy or school of learning, to allow the white and colored races to attend the same school or for any teacher or educator, or other person to instruct or teach both the white and colored races in the same class, school or college building, or in any other place or places of learning, or allow or permit the same to be done with their knowledge, consent or procurement.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That any person or persons violating this Act or any of its provisions, when convicted shall be fined for each offense fifty ($50) dollars and imprisoned not less than thirty days nor more than six months, at the discretion of the Court.

SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That Grand juries shall have inquisitorial powers of all violations of the Act, and the same to be given in charge Circuit Court judges to the Grand Juries.

SEC. 5. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect from and after the first day of September, 1901, the public welfare requiring it.

APPROVED, March 13, 1901.