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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.

South Pekin

Illinois

Basic Information

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

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

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 1184
2000 1162 1154 1
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Workers on the North Western Railroad needed a security escort from the train to the motel because, “the townspeople didn’t want blacks in their town.” (Engineer on the project, 1974)