- Type of Place
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
I lived in Southport briefly in the early 1960s and had relatives that
lived there and still do. I do not recall ever seeing a sign stating
that colored people (as they were referred to back then) should not be
in town after sundown. However, it was common knowledge that blacks
were not “allowed” to live in Southport. I had heard stories (from my parents, uncles, friends) that a black family tried to move there, and
their house was burned down. I did not witness this, but have every
reason to believe it was true. That was the mindset/social mentality of
this small town.