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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Freeburg

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
St. Louis
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

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 3115
2000 3872 3816 6
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Freeburg, that still bragged about having no blacks in it in the late 70s when it was becoming politically incorrect in much of the country. I think everyone in that town looked at East St. Louis as the evidence for what happens when blacks are part of the culture. (Former resident, 2004)