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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.

Grant Park

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
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
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980 1038 1038 0
1990 1024 1004 0
2000 1358 1341 1
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

In 1988 a rumor indicated a black family would be coming to town. A longtime resident remark in regards to the move that ” In short, they were NOT going to be made welcome.”

1970s there were two black children in the community, but they were adopted by a white minister and though they were public tolerated, people made nasty comments in private, according to a longtime resident.