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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Lamb

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
1922
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
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Method of Exclusion

  • Violent Expulsion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

“Neighboring Hardin County folk showed their displeasure with Negro farmers by shooting one as he ran from his house, and the next week by shooting a fluorspar mine owner who refused to discharge a Negro employed as a wagon driver.” Reference: Herald%u2011Enterprise (Golconda), November 2, 1922, p.1 and Benton Republican, November 9, 1922, p.1.

Thursday night about midnight, a mob, composed of parties unknown, went to the house of the colored man and began shooting into the house. Mr. Douglas, from his home about a quarter of a mile away, heard the shooting and hastened to the scene. Just as he was about to enter the house, after calling to the negro, he was shot dead. (Golconda (IL) Herald%u2011Enterprise November 2, 1922, p.1.
FARMER SHOT TO DEATH)