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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.

Monroe County

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
1920
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 12,982 69
1880 13,582 56
1890 12,938 53
1900 13,847 23
1910 13,508 13
1920 12,830 18
1930 12,369 12,366 3
1940
1950
1960
1970 18,831 4
1980
1990
2000 27,619 14 2
2010 32,957 69 6
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Private Bad Behavior

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

A resident of Columbia said that there was an unofficial sundown policy county-wide. She also heard that there was a sign near Waterloo, the county seat, telling blacks to be out of the county by sundown. email; March 2013