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Dorothea Brauer <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 15 Feb 2000 16:14:24 -0500
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>From: Dani Comey <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject:      VA hasn't always been for lovers....
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>>"Virginia Hasn't Always Been for Lovers: The History of Laws Banning
>>Interracial Marriage" - Tuesday, February 29th, 10:00 to 11:30, 105
>>Living/Learning Commons.
>>Phyl Newbeck, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Specialist with AA/EO
>>will give a one hour presentation, followed by a question and answer
>>session on the history of American laws barring marriage between members
>>different races.  These laws began in 1664 and continue to this date
>>with a
>>Section of the Alabama Constitution which states that "[t]he legislature
>>shall never pass any law to authorize or legalize any marriage between
>>white person and a negro, or descendant of a negro."
>>Laws against interracial marriage existed in forty states and
>>encompassed a
>>variety of racial, ethnic and even religious groups.  They were not
>>declared unconstitutional until 1967, but states continued to try to ban
>>such unions well into the 1970's.  Come learn more about a little known
>>part of American social history.
>Dani Comey
>Associate Director of Student Life
>Director of Orientation and Parent Relations
>The University of Vermont
>Billings B400
>Burlington, VT 05405
>802.656.4136 (voice)
>802.656.7731 (fax)
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