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"It will be noticed that this report omits the usual statistics concerning Negro children. In explanation of the omission, I am happy to say that, practically, the children of all citizens are now free to attend our public schools. The statute yet discriminates against the children of colored citizens, but by decision of the Supreme Court, rendered in January last, the section excluding negroes was declared unconstitutional. . .
Reader: Senator Joe Neal
I believe that this ruling has been cheerfully complied with throughout the State, and that the privilege it secures is eagerly enjoyed by the hitherto proscribed race.
That such a decision has been reached is a matter of congratulation, inasmuch as it administers justice to a long suffering people, while it relieves the State from the stigma of seeking to perpetuate ignorance among a class of its own citizens."
1: Nevada State Museum
2: Nevada State Library and Archives