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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.

Casey

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

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 2914
2000 2942 2903 13
2010 2769 12 4
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

Casey is a Sundown town. At one time there was a sign at the West of town saying something like: Nigger(Negro) don’t let the sun shine on your back. (According to a local resident)