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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.

Mount Prospect

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Suburb
Metro Area
N. Chicago
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
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 1225 0
1940 1720 0
1950
1960
1970 34995 14
1980
1990 53170 47953 606
2000 56265 45338 1026
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

Resident from the 1950s remarks “I can remember overhearing my parents and others mention that black folks not only couldn’t live in town, but had to be out of Mt.Prospect by sundown.”