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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.

Lowell

Indiana

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?
Sign?
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
1920
1930 1274 0
1940 1448 0
1950 1621 0
1960 2270 0
1970 3839 0 10
1980 5827 2
1990 6430 0
2000 7505 2 18 29
2010 9276 49 24 33
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Chicago Defender (Daily Edition) (1973-1975);Sep 17, 1974; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Chicago Defender pg.2 – Caption from photograph of Buglers.

Three members of the 85-youth Warriors Drum and Bugle Corps of the Paul J. Hall Boys Club, scan complicated march music as they await directions to move in a line of parade. The young buglers were among the group who were refused service in a Lowell, Ind. restaurant during a recent contest in that all-white town.

One anonymous Lowell resident said that in the the past six years he/she had seen on black renter downtown who has since moved on. This person reports that there was the feeling that the black renter was being watched closely. March 2013