- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
“Etowah was always totally white. As a teenager
(1960), I presumed that was because the farms,
although some holdings were substantial, were family
run and not plantations. I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s
and heard people comment about integration (usually
negatively) on a daily basis, but I don’t recall any talk
of any Red Line or ban. I do recall my father coming
in one day very upset because he had come upon an
automobile accident near West Ridge. The passengers
were all African Americans, and they were seriously
hurt. Until he arrived, other people who had stopped
(all white) were not attempting to help or assist the
injured. I overheard him tell my mother that he said,
‘Come on boys, these people need help!’ as he tried to
help get the injured out of the car and to a hospital.
People then did reluctantly help them. My father was
and is prejudiced, but he was so ashamed and
disappointed by the on lookers lack of compassion.”
-former Etowah resident