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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.

Elmont

New York

Basic Information

Type of Place
CDP, Unincorporated Borough, or MCD
Metro Area
Long Island
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Don’t Know
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
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
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000 32657 14878 11329 2968 142
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Unknown

Comments

Allegedly, Belmont park race track was owned by the wealthy “August Belmont,” and the gentiles changed the name of their town in order to spite him (to “Elmont%u201D)

October 2007

In 1980s, a nearby resident said “At that time, blacks would not dare move into Elmont or Valley Stream. many of them were Italian, Jews and Irish who were “discriminated” against themselves. Too bad many of those idiots didn’t realize all they did was make a realtor rich because the Blacks did eventually move in.

I now live in San Francisco and see many of the same attitudes in a subtler way here.

Thank you for making it known that the bullshit of racism and prejudice was not exclusive to the South. It was alive and well in Eastern Queens County/Western Nassau County.