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Jones later recalled that in 1924, his friend William Jennings Bryan had leaned over to him at a Bible conference service in Winona Lake, Indiana, and said, "If schools and colleges do not quit teaching evolution as a fact, we are going to become a nation of atheists." While he himself was not a college graduate, Jones grew determined to found a college, and on September 12, 1927, he opened Bob Jones College in Panama City, Florida, with 88 students.

Jones said that although he had been averse to naming the school after himself, his friends overcame his reluctance "with the argument that the school would be called by that name because of my connection with it, and to attempt to give it any other name would confuse the people." Bob Jones took no salary from the college and helped support the school with personal savings and income from his evangelistic campaigns. The Florida land boom had peaked in 1925, and a hurricane in September 1926 further reduced land values. Bob Jones College barely survived bankruptcy and its move to Cleveland, Tennessee in 1933.

Bankrupt at the nadir of the Depression, without a home, and with barely enough money to move its library and office furniture, the college became in thirteen years the largest liberal arts college in Tennessee.

With the enactment of GI Bill at the end of World War II, the college was virtually forced to find a new location and build a new campus.

South Carolina and Alabama did not officially amend their laws until 19, respectively, and not without resistance.

In 2009, Keith Bardwell, a Justice of the Peace in Louisiana, refused to perform the marriage of a black man and white woman.

Although black/white has increased since the 2000 census, it is still relatively rare.

Out of 56 million married households in 2010, about 422,000 are between blacks and whites.

There is a difference between governance by formal law and regulation by informal norms. Assuming the black partner is a servant or employee. These are all reminders of a lingering taboo when blacks and whites make their relationships public.

Maybe it’s really “not about race at all,” as the common phrase goes.

It could be a number of factors: self-selection, geography, education, wealth, proximity, self-affirmation, and most importantly, love and attraction.

grew increasingly concerned about the secularization of higher education and the influence of religious liberalism in denominational colleges.

Children of church members were attending college, only to reject the faith of their parents.

The Supreme Court ruled that anti-miscegenation laws were unconstitutional in the 1967 case of Loving v. This case made it legal for people to marry the person of their own choosing, regardless of race.

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