- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Confirmed Sundown Town?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Don’t Know
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
“My grandparents lived in Archer City, Texas for
many, many years. While I never saw any of the signs, I
know there were no African Americans there in the
1950s and 1960s. My mother recalled seeing actual
signs posted around the area in the 1920s and 1930s
that said something to the effect that no ‘niggers’ were
to be found there after dark.”
“African Americans were discouraged from even
entering the town during the day. However, one of the
local ranchers had an African American man working
for him named Joe Eddy. Joe Eddy was allowed in
town at any time because he worked for Mr. Young.”