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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Mascoutah

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
St. Louis
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
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 5511 5116 308
2000 5659 5191 237
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Zoning

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

A local resident claimed the town had a sign in 1958.

Black Air Force officers were forced to live in nearby St. Louis.

A recent race-based hate crime, reported by CBS St. Louis: BELLEVILLE Il. (KMOX) â%u20AC%u201C A Belleville man could get up to three years in prison after being convicted on a Hate Crime. It took the St. Clair County jury only 12 minutes to convict 20 year old Cory Houghlan. Prosecutors produced witnesses at his trial that said they saw Houghlan for no apparent reason approach an African American man on the parking lot of the Handee Mart in Mascoutah yelling racial slurs and strike him on the face. The incident occurred in August of 2009.