DYK on this day in #MoorHistory365 that on September 20, 1664, #Maryland passed the first Anti amalgamation law. This law was intended to prevent marriages between #Moor#men and #English women. The Governor of the state at the time was Sir William Berkeley. Interracial marriage was a fairly common practice during the colonial era among white indentured servants and black slaves as well as in more aristocratic circles. Subsequently, similar laws were passed in Virginia 1691, #Massachusetts 1705, #NorthCarolina 1715, #SouthCarolina 1717, #Delaware 1721 and #Pennsylvania in 1725. Intermarriage bans were lifted during Reconstruction in the early 1870's, but by the end of the decade mixed marriages were declared void. It wasn't until the 1950's and 1960's that all of these laws were lifted again. However in October, 1958, a Virginia grand jury indicted Mildred Loving and her white husband for violating the state's anti-miscegenation laws. Each pleaded guilty and received a one-year sentence. Their sentences were suspended providing they leave Virginia and not return for twenty-five years. The Loving's appealed that decision to the U. S. Supreme court in Loving v. Virginia 1967. and won. The Supreme Court struck down the #Virginia law and similar laws in fifteen other states at the time. Statistics show that in 1991, there were 231,000 blacks married to whites, about 0.4 per cent of the total number of married couples in America. Still according to the 1994 National Health and Social Life Survey, 97% of black #women are likely to choose a partner of the same race. Many moors-the culture bearers-oppose the idea of interracial marriage, opting instead for racial strength and unity through the stabilization of the Black family❤️. #luvmor#love#melanin
Don't miss our next Carolina Leadership Webinar on September 27! Stig Rasmussen with @SCCampaign and Charles Weathers ( @sr.1619 ) of @weathersgroup will be discussing "Organizational Structures That Maximize Your Staff’s Potential." Sound like something you'd like? Register at togethersc.org today!
Antonio Chandler was recognized this week as our Florence branch’s National Staffing Employee of the Year! Antonio is a machine operator who works for a manufacturing company in Manning, SC. While he was on the job market, Antonio chose to find employment through Recruiting Solutions so that he could be quickly connected with new job opportunities and support his family. Congratulations, Antonio!
***********CONTEST - WIN TICKETS************ Madworld Attractions is giving away (4) general admission tickets to the NEW "Family Fun Zone"!!!! Open during the day time on Saturday's and Sunday's - there is a pumpkin patch, hay bale maze, jumbo jumping pillow, cow train rides, face painting, great food, and so much more! The ultimate Fall experience for families and children!
The Family Fun Zone is only $10 per person. Children 3 and under are FREE!
Pets are also welcome.
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The family zone is opened on Saturday's from 10am - 5pm and Sunday's from noon - 5pm.
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Lakeside Pool Pavilion
DUAL-POOL FAMILY FUN
Edgewater Park residents are invited to use one of our two spectacular pools. The first is designed for our youngest residents and guests with zero entry, splash features, and grottos guaranteed to enchant any child. For the adults, there is a full size pool with fountains and a jacuzzi. In addition to the pools, you will find playgrounds, parks, and plenty of hiking trails throughout The Reserve.