TITLE

Erasing a remnant of Jim Crow South from law books

AUTHOR(S)
Parker, Suzi
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;3/23/99, Vol. 91 Issue 80, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
States that Alabama is the last state in the union to have a law prohibiting interracial marriages. The state government to vote on a bill to repeal the controversial ban; Image of the Old South; How Federal law nullifies Alabama's law; Symbolism of the antimiscegenation statutes; Archaic elements of Alabama's constitution.
ACCESSION #
1658478

 

Related Articles

  • The One-Drop Rule in Reverse? Interracial Marriages in Napoleonic and Restoration France. HEUER, JENNIFER // Law & History Review;Fall2009, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p515 

    The article discusses the legal and social aspects of early 18th century French laws banning interracial marriages. It describes an 1803 ministerial decree based upon a 1778 royal edict that banned civil marriages between blacks and whites, the relation of the ban to the revival of French...

  • "What's Love Got To Do With It?" The Politics of Race and Marriage in the California Supreme Court's 1948 Perez v. Sharp Decision. Matsumoto, Valerie // OAH Magazine of History;Jul2004, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p31 

    In a society that espouses the belief that love can overcome all obstacles, one often overlook how social definitions of race play an important role in a courtship and marriage rituals. Although laws prohibiting interracial marriages were found unconstitutional in the Supreme Court's 1967 Loving...

  • A loving couple's legacy. Page, Clarence // Caribbean Business;5/15/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 19, p26 

    The author reflects on the legacy of couple Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving in interracial marriage in the U.S. According to the author, the ruling of the Supreme Court in their case, which overturned state miscegenation laws in 1967, has proven to be significant given the increase in the...

  • Anti-Miscegenation Statutes: Repugnant Indeed.  // Time;6/23/1967, Vol. 89 Issue 25, p53 

    The article focuses on the issue regarding the anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S. It mentions that Virginia and other 15 states have banned their citizens from marrying with other races and notes the corresponding punishment for doing so. However, it cites the reaction of the Supreme Court...

  • Arm in Arm: Gender, Eugenics, and Virginia's Racial Integrity Acts of the 1920s. Dorr, Lisa Lindquist // Journal of Women's History;Spring99, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p143 

    Argues on Virginia's passage of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, a law forbidding a white person to marry anyone of another race. Analysis of the relationships between white women and African-American men; Provisions of the law.

  • Interracial Marriage in a Southern Area: Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Monahan, Thomas P. // Journal of Comparative Family Studies;Summer77, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p217 

    Representing the Southern tradition, Virginia and Maryland in colonial times enacted strong laws against racial intermarriage, which continued in force until 1967. For over 100 years the District of Columbia, located between Virginia and Maryland at the North-South borderline, allowed the races...

  • MISCEGENATION IN AMERICA. Bennett, Jr., Lerone // Ebony;Oct1962, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p94 

    The article presents information on history of U.S. related to miscegenation. In spite of the 1609 Whitechapel sermon against inter-racial marriages, the English colonists of America mated Blacks, which soon became punishable. The first anti-amalgamation statute was enacted in 1664 by Maryland,...

  • Birmingham, AL, NAACP To Appeal Interracial Marriage Ban.  // Jet;11/30/98, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p56 

    Focuses on the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Birmingham, Alabama. Plans to try to repeal the state's constitutional ban on marriages between blacks and whites; Brief information on the ban and the Supreme Court ruling on interracial marriage; Calls for...

  • BIAS In Black And White. Boston, Rob // Church & State;Dec2010, Vol. 63 Issue 11, p4 

    The article discusses the issues concerning the ban on same-sex marriage in the U.S. It states that Roger Mills, who is white and planned to marry a black woman, had a problem as the U.S. Supreme Court had discovered a Virginia law that prohibits interracial marriage. Moreover, it notes that his...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics