Registration of Birth and Color

Title

Registration of Birth and Color

Description

These forms were sent to county clerks across Virginia when the Racial Integrity Act took effect in 1924. Citizens were now registered as either white or colored. Any person with "one drop" of African- American blood was considered colored.

Source

Library of Virginia

Date

1924

Format

JPG

Coverage

1920s

Text

government form

Original Format

paper

Description

These forms were sent to county clerks across Virginia when the Racial Integrity Act took effect in 1924. Citizens were now registered as either white or colored. Any person with "one drop" of African- American blood was considered colored.

Date

1924

Coverage

1920s

Source

Library of Virginia