"The New Virginia Law to Preserve Racial Integrity"

Title

"The New Virginia Law to Preserve Racial Integrity"

Description

In the Virginia Law to Preserve Racial Integrity, "white" persons were defined as those with "no trace whatsoever of any blood other than Caucasian" or "one-sixteenth or less of the blood of the American Indian." The second part of the definition was included to appease a group of prominent Virginians who claimed to be descendants of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.

Source

Virginia Health Bulletin, vol. XVI, March 1924. Pamphlet. Rockbridge County Clerk's Correspondence, 1912-1943. Local Government Records Collection. The Library of Virginia.12-1245-005/006/007.

Date

March 1924

Format

Pamphlet

Files

Plecker 12_1245_005.JPG
Plecker 12_1245_006.JPG
Plecker 12_1245_007.JPG

Collection

Citation

“"The New Virginia Law to Preserve Racial Integrity",” Library of Virginia, accessed March 29, 2017, https://lva.omeka.net/items/show/62.