- Type of Place
- 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)
“There are 14 Negroes in Scott County. They are
prosperous and happy, but we are not needing more.”
“As the mill [in Forester, Scott County] neared
completion, word spread that Rosborough planned to
bring black people to Forester. There were no blacks
living in Scott County, and some of the farmers along
the Fourche began to circulate threats. Rosborough
was ready; he already had his fence around the
Quarters and he had hired a white man from
Glenwood to look after security.” Beulah Norwood, one
of the first two blacks there, went fishing one day. “A
white lady was settin there fishing. I says, ‘How you
doin’? Catchin’ anything?’ That white lady took off a-
runnin’. Throwed her pole in the water. I never did see
her on that branch again.”
A back flap of a 1913 map of Arkansas advertised real estate for sale in Scott County that had a statement that the county has %u201Cno negroes.%u201D
Courtesy of Wanda M. Gray