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Session Laws, 1937
Volume 412, Page 1071   View pdf image (33K)
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AN ACT to add a sub-title and eight new sections to Article
49B of the Annotated Code of Maryland, 1935 Supplement,
title "Interracial Commission", said sub-title to read "Negro
Scholarships", said eight new sections to be known as Sec-
tions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 and to follow immediately
after Section 3 of said Article, to provide professional or
other scholarships for negroes otherwise qualified for ad-
mission to the University of Maryland and who cannot
obtain desired courses at Morgan or Princess Anne Colleges,
for the purpose of securing for such negroes, without addi-
tional cost, educational facilities equal to those afforded
white students; to establish a commission to award the
scholarships and otherwise carry out the provisions of the
Act; and to report as to the desirability and possibility of
Morgan College becoming a State-owned College for Ne-
groes; to provide that the budgetary appropriations to
Morgan College be used for both graduate and undergraduate
work; that the appropriations to Princess Anne College be
used for a four-year course in agriculture and the mechanical
arts and a two-year course in the Arts and Sciences, and
that both Colleges shall offer instruction to provide teachers
in negro high schools; and to repeal Chapter 577 of the Acts
of 1935.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Mary-
land, That a sub-title and eight new sections be and the same
are hereby added to Article 49B, title "Interracial Commis-
sion", said sub-title and eight new sections to follow imme-
diately after Section 3 of said Article, to be known as Sections.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 and to read as follows:


4. The sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30, 000) provided
in the 1938-1939 Budget for scholarships and partial scholar-
ships for negroes and expenses of awarding same, and all sums
hereafter appropriated for such purpose, shall be used to
provide educational facilities and opportunities for negroes
of this State equal to those now provided for white persons
and especially to equip such negroes for the professions, such
as Medicine, Law, Dentistry and Pharmacy, or any other
profession or branch of education for which the State of
Maryland provides opportunities for white students and for
which it does not provide opportunities for negro students.

5. Whenever any bona fide negro resident and citizen of
this State, possessing the qualifications of health, character,
ability and preparatory education required for admission to


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