- 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
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
In the 1930s, two black families lived in Orange.
A woman who worked as a maid in Orange
between 1937 and 1939 reported that she had to
leave the town before dark.
“When I moved to the town of Orange to attend
college in 1966, a town school buddy of mine told me
that the old men who hung out at the downtown
coffee shop declared that ‘no black man had ever
spent the night in Orange.’ This obviously was not
true, but the African students at Chapman College
who predated me, told me that it was a tough town in
which to live.”
– former resident of Orange