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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.

Delmar

New York

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
No
Year of Greatest Interest
1958
Still Sundown?
We Have Data on How it Changed

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
2000 8,292 120
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Private Bad Behavior
  • Realtors
  • Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

A double memoir, “Integrating Delmar,” by the white woman who (with her husband) rented to a black couple in 1957, and the black woman who (with her husband) moved into Delmar, tells of the mild resistance and interesting experiences both families had. When the black couple bought a house in Delmar the next year, more resistance surfaced but proved ephemeral.