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Government Report

Description Relates that Leonardo Sanchez, a permanent resident of Cuba and a baptized Catholic, married Marcelina Diaz. She was born in Matanzas and they had two daughters, who were both baptized and registered in the book for those of European descent in their parish church. Report concerns whether or not their children, who were of "mixed race," could be considered white, determined by which book their baptisms are recorded in. Churches would use different books for Europeans, whites, and minorities. The Governor rules that children born to one white parent were to be considered the same racial classification in terms of their baptism.
Created Date 1964-04-29
Subject Civil Governor / Bishop / Marcelina Diaz / Leonardo Sanchez / Secretary / Pedro Sanchez
Series Chinese Immigrants in Cuba Baptism/Marriage/Death Documents Series, Chinese Immigrants in Cuba Court Case Series
Type Image
Language Spanish
Identifier Local: Melikian1818 / Melikian3505
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