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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.

Brighton

Michigan

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

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 1,287 1,282 2
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990 5,686 5,588 10 6
2000 6,701 6,474 23 10
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

” Word of mouth from Black and White friends alike is
that if you are Black, you should never be caught in
Brighton (halfway between Detroit and East Lansing) or
Howell (closer to Lansing) after dark.”
-posted to the web 2002