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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.

Green Island

New York

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?

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 4,737 2
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960 3,533 0
1970
1980
1990
2000 2,278 40
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Realtors

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Someone who knows the town said she believed that black people were kept out by realtors.

A woman saw a black man working in Green Island around 1978 and was shocked–she said that she thought one had to be a resident to work in the town.