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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.

Norris City

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?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably

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 1341
2000 1057 1039 0
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Other

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

“I don’t think they were allowed to stay overnight.” “I was always told they weren’t allowed to stay overnight.” “They had to leave town by sundown %u2014 that’s what I heard. That was just common knowledge.” (Resident who has lived the last fifty years in the city.)