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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.

Cherry

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

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

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Comments

In 2012, the town voted not to change the name of “Negro Creek”. The creek was named after two Black residents who lived near it during different parts of the 19th century. One recently implanted resident grew tired of hearing the creek called “nigger creek” by locals, and started to push local governments to change it.