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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.

Rosman

North Carolina

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?

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
2000 490 0
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

email 2/2008

I have heard some locals here in Pickens County, SC tell stories of signs and threats in Rosman in the 1950s and possibly the 1960s.

The person who told me the story is a white man in his late 50’s from Greenville, SC. As best as I remember it was a “friend of a friend” type story, involving a black man traveling with a white friend (or employer?), passing through, who was verbally warned at a restaurant or a gas station.

I’m not sure if towns under 1000 people count for your purposes. I haven’t been able to put the book down since I started it.