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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Greenview

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?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably

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 848 0
2000 862 859 1
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Greenview was a center for Knights of the Golden Circle during the War and the racial tensions never really eased up. The one response I got was from a former teacher at Greenview High School (she’s nearly 80 now) who told me that she knows there was Klan activity around Greenview until, at least, the early 1950’s.