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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.

Lawrenceville

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Unlikely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

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 3235 41
1920 5090 84
1930
1940
1950 6328 66
1960
1970 5863 34
1980
1990 4897
2000 4745 4643 43
2010 4348 65 34
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

“I moved here in 1957 and finished school here.” “I went to school with some, in the ’50s and ’60s.” From my grandparents, who raised me, I heard that “A busload came to the edge of town, and they blocked them at the edge of town, and would not let them come in.” That was before I got here, “maybe in the ’50s.”