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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.

Burlington

Connecticut

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?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?

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 1,246 4
1950
1960
1970 4,070 10
1980
1990
2000
2010 9,301 80
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Email from a longtime resident:
“Notably absent from your list of CT towns though is neighboring Burlington, CT which was almost certainly an unofficial suntown town until the last maybe twenty years. I grew up there, there was one African American family, they lived near my grandparents and people were trying to run them out up into the mid-1980s. When I was in grade school, I got into a fight with their son over me being a pest (all 7 year olds are pests) and the principal asked us to keep it secret because he was concerned about retaliation against the family. My parents had black friends who would not come visit because the town had such a bad reputation regarding minorities. I don’t know if there was an ordinance but there was definitely harassment and racial-profiling.”