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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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DuPage County

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Surely Not

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
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Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

Entire county may have been sundown, but it is not known for sure. More information is needed. Several towns in DuPage County are confirmed however. With a currently meaningful black population, it is no longer considered sundown.

A Reverend and longtime resident of DuPage County recalled “We lived in Villa Park, IL…I asked (my dad) why there were no ‘negroes’ in Villa Park. He old me that they were not allowed in DuPage County between sunset and sunrise…it was a common belief among my school mates into and through high school.”