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Sundown Towns in the News, Arts, etc.

Sundown Towns in the Arts

Sundown Towns Treated in Hollywood Feature Films

  • In The Green Book (Academy Award, 2019), the “odd couple” come upon a sundown town in Mississippi (where there are almost none) after a road trip through IN IL, and IA (where there are hundreds).
  • The sheriff in The Fugitive Kind, starring Marlon Brando, tells of a neighboring Mississippi town with a sundown town sign.
  • Sudie and Simpson is set in rural Georgia north Georgia where sundown towns did exist, although this town is imaginary. [Not really “false”]
  • Lovecraft Country, a series on HBO, debuted summer 2020, and takes full account of sundown towns in the North, in Pennsylvania I believe.

Reviews and Presentations about Sundown Towns

Various Articles about Sundown Towns in the News