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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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De Land

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?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
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 458
2000 475 470 1
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

She remembers vaguely as a child (c.1960) overhearing an adult conversation to the effect that a black family recently moved into DeLand but there was a mysterious fire in their house and they left; but then, DeLand had a sundown rule so what did they expect? (According to a local resident, 2002)