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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.

Mt. Zion

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?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
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
1980
1990 4522
2000 4845 4752 12
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Violent ExpulsionReputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Samuel J. Bush was lynched by the town in 1893; the event was considered one of the towns most “exciting events.” The town is rumored to be sundown by the Decatur Black community.