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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.

Speedway

Indiana

Basic Information

Type of Place
Suburb
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
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 1420 17
1940
1950
1960 9624 3
1970 15056
1980
1990 13092 716
2000 12881 15
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Zoning

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

According to a local resident, Speedway’s city charter forbade blacks.