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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.

Cary

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Suburb
Metro Area
N. Chicago
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
0
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
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Method of Exclusion

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Group(s) Excluded

Comments

2000 pop. 15,531; 61 black. Near Crystal Lake, is overwhelmly white.

Email 1/2008
I lived in this town from 1983-1987. I went to the local high school. It was an all white town until 1986 when one black family moved in. Now they did not stay long and as to why they left I am not sure. There was no sign nor any laws prohibiting blacks from living there but the attitude could tell it all.