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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.

Madison

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Suburb
Metro Area
St. Louis
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Surely Not

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
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990 4629
2000 4545 2516 1915
2010 3891 2161 764
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

A resident stated that growing up in Madison, the city was sundown and did not accept blacks. However, while there is evidence of racism, there doesn’t appear to be very strong evidence for being sundown.