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Scottsdale

Arizona

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?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
1959
Still Sundown?
Surely Not

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 202,705 186,883 2,501 3,964 1,240 14,111 4,603
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Police or Other Official Action
  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

According to a conversation between Scott Simon and Howard Bryant on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation”, Scottsdale was the spring training camp for the Boston Red Sox. When Pumpsie Green finally joined the team in 1959, he was not housed in the hotel with the rest of the team, nor even anywhere in Scottsdale. The Red Sox claimed the hotel was full with tourists! But the problem was Scottsdale: “Blacks could not live there after dark, and so he was sent seventeen miles away to live in Phoenix.”