- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Don’t Know
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
“In 1969, when I moved from Indiana to Arkansas,
there was a sign at the juncture of Highway 5 and
Highway 202 (Oakland Road) that stated, ‘Welcome to
Oakland. No mosquitos [sic] and no niggers.’ I know it
was gone by 1970, but I can’t tell you exactly when it
disappeared. I graduated from Mountain Home High
School in 1972 and I can attest to the fact that this
was an extremely segregated area. Several of my
teachers were blatant racists. Since my heroes at the
time were Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Jimi Hendrix,
I really had to watch myself!”