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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Equality

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?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
1832
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
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990 748
2000 721 715 0
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

At a meeting of the President and trustees of the Town of Equality on thursday the 31st day of May 1832 %u2011 at the office of James Caldwell
Present
Leonard White Prest protem
John Siddall
John Lane
James Caldwell
Ordered that John Siddall John Lane A B. Dake Leonard White M. S. Davenport S. R. Rowan and Allen Redman be appointed a committee of vigilance to superintend the wellfare of the Town of Equality that they shall each one have the responsibility of keeping the negroes in order for twenty four hours in every week and all the citizens are earnestly required to be aiding and assisting each one of said committee when called on and whey any citizen may think it necessary the whole committee shall be summoned, to meet and decide anything that may be suggested by any citizen
Ordered that this meeting adjourn
%u2011 Equality Town Minutes. May 31, 1832.