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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.

Lexington

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
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1920
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2000 1912 2 0
2010 2060 5 1
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Private Bad Behavior

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Terri L. Clemens, Kluxing in Korn Kountry: The 1920s KKK in Central Illinois, p. 109, “Lexington’s Klan Experience,” KKK was dominant, 1923-25, drove out a Catholic teacher and replaced with a Protestant. “wife beaters and ‘loose women’ were run out of town.” Members included the mayor, wealthy landowners. Lexington was already all-white and all-Christian.