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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.

Glen Ellyn

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Suburb
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
1870
1880
1890 473
1900 793
1910
1920 2851 23
1930 7680 6
1940 8055 39
1950 9524 33
1960 15972 61
1970 21909 77
1980
1990 24944 23450 497
2000 26999 24163 575
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

A man remarked that his wife felt white supremacy existed on some level in the town. She described family life there as having fighting, violence, and incest. People in the town called her a liar, because such things don’t happen in Glen Ellyn, only among “minorities.”