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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.

Libertyville

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?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

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 5598 4
1940 3930 0
1950 5425 2
1960 8560 3
1970 11684 16
1980 16520 89
1990 16520 101
2000 20742 211
2010 20345 219 84
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

A former resident stated that when he was in high school he dated the daughter of the only black family in town and the two of them were continually harassed.

Former resident said that, “No it is not still sundown. I know many African-Americans that attend Libertyville High School and they are well-liked by all. “