Monday, June 19, 2017

An Act to Confer Civil Rights on Freedmen, and for Other Purposes

Mississippi, 1866.

Section 3 says this in part.

That it shall not be lawful for any freedman, free negro, or mulatto to intermarry with any white person; nor for any white person to intermarry with any freedman, free negro, or mulatto; and any person who shall so intermarry shall be deemed guilty of felony, and on conviction thereof, shall be confined in the State Penitentiary for life; . . .

Reading John David Smith, A Just and Lasting Peace, Signet Classic, 2013, page 154.

It took a long time to fix this.

Thank Earl Warren and his court, whom conservatives and Republicans never stop cursing.

And a loose reading of the Civil War amendments, including incorporation.

Loving v. Virginia

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