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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Assumption

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990 1244
2000 1261 1260 0
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation
  • Other

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

They might have brought down the horrible signs that they had on every single road leading into town but the sentiment remained the whole time that any of my family lived there. There were signs at both towns. [Assumption and Pana] I have seen pictures of the ones in pana, and as a teenager I had the occasion to see the one that was on the road dunkel road leading into assumption. (From a resident who lived in Assumption during the 1970s and 1980s.)