§61-10-16. Picture or theatrical act reflecting upon any race or
class of citizens; penalty.
It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or company to
advertise, exhibit, display or show any picture or theatrical act
in any theater or other place of public amusement or entertainment
within this state, which shall in any manner injuriously reflect
upon the proper and rightful progress, status, attainment or
endeavor of any race or class of citizens, calculated to result in
arousing the prejudice, ire or feelings of one race or class of
citizens against any other race or class of citizens. Any person,
corporation or company violating any of the provisions of this
section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction,
shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand
dollars, and may, in the discretion of the court, be confined in
jail not more than thirty days.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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