- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
I went to high school in a town in Arkansas called
Mount Ida. There are absolutely NO blacks in the
town. No blacks in the elementary or high school. The
closest to a black kid is a boy of mixed blood, but he
had a white mom and white step dad.”
-college sophomore, former resident of Mount Ida
When a local man considered building a sawmill,
“leaders in Mount Ida… reacted as had the leaders of
Amity, years before: no sawmill, no blacks.”
White farmers also warned the railroad contractor
not to use a crew of blacks on the railroad grade, so
Blacks hired to straighten rails, etc., were forced to
leave before finishing their job, c. 1923-31. “‘They
would not allow black people in Montgomery County,’
one old resident recalls.”