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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.

Neoga

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Sign?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
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 1678
2000 1854 1810 5
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Threat of Violence
  • Violence Towards Newcomers
  • Police or Other Official Action
  • Private Bad Behavior

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

There was a sign in Neoga that came down only within the past decade. Many residents remember this sign and say that it came down when the city out in a new drainage system. This town has a very strong reputation for being sundown and hostile to African Americans.