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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.

Holliday

Texas

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?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
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 1007 0
1960
1970
1980
1990 1475 0
2000
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

“The town of Holliday, TX had a sign on the outskirts
warning black people in the same manner at least until
I was a teenager in the mid 60s (many, many years
ago). This fact was whispered about in my elementary
school and was considered scandalous by the school
kids during the 1950s. Some snickered, but all were
scandalized. It was improper behavior to speak ill of
anyone or speak antagonistically to anyone, black or
white, in public. I have personally seen this sign.”
-former Texas resident