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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.

Highland

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
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 7525
2000 8438 8320 7
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Realtors
  • Other

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

My wife was told by coworkers that there were no black property owners in Highland because whenever a minority family expressed interest, or wanted to make an offer on a house, that a wealthy member of the community would be tipped off, who would swoop down and buy the property before a person of color could close a deal. (According to a local teacher)