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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.

Pollock

Louisiana

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?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
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 330 0
2000
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

“We got to Pollock, La., at about mid night. In front
of the town was a sign: ‘Nigger stay out of Pollock.’
Well, we %u2014 all 125 of us, armed, and with full packs %u2014
sang at the top of our voices: ‘John Brown’s body lies a
moldering in the ground, but his soul goes marching
on’ louder and louder. And the lights went on
throughout Pollock %u2014 perhaps the Civil War had begun
again?”
Pollock “was somewhat unusual for it forbade black
people into the town %u2014 period.”