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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.

Manteno

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?
Don't Know
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
0
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
1940
1950
1960
1970 2865 1
1980
1990 3458 6
2000 6414 6272 17
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

It was reported that there was a sundown sign scrawled on an I57 overpass in 1999, just north of Kankakee.

According to a former resident of Bourbonnais, IL. who grew up in the town between 1953-1961, “during that time at least one of these towns let it be known that they had abandoned their racist restrictions (somehow this was officially announced, although perhaps not printed anywhere). This may have been Manteno.”