- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Yes, Written Evidence
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
A woman who grew up in Lodi, indicated that there were never more than two African-American families in town at any time. She left Lodi in 1954, at age 18. However, before she left, she was doing some research and came across an old law on the books of the City of Lodi that required blacks to leave the city limits at the 6pm whistle.
“My friend grew up in Lodi, CA and reported that
the only black family she knew of was the junior high
principal’s. Also, the joke around town was that the
reason gas is historically so cheap in Lodi is because
there aren’t any black people there.”