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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.

Cuba

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Sign?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably

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
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1990 0
2000
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2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

A resident stated that Cuba was a sundown town and there was a sign announcing that until the late 1940’s to early 1950’s, when an African American farmer and his family moved in. The resident stated that the family was a good addition to the town, his kindness and children’s good behavior helped reform the town’s attitude toward African American’s.