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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Nederland

Texas

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Possible
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Don’t Know

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 16810 16764 8
1980
1990 16192 88
2000 17422 16291 155 359 58 1089 559 55
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation
  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

An amateur historian said of Nederland, Lumberton, Port Neches, and Groves, “Had someone come into any of them in the ’30s, I don’t know what would have happened,” but later denied that anything would have happened. He also identified Nederland as a white flight town.

Two people, including an retired educator and administrator, have identified Nederland as being all-white on purpose.

A blog by a noted Texas writer mentions there was once a sign that read, “Nigger, don’t let the sun set on you here.”