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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.

Staunton

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?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
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 4806
2000 5030 4968 5
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Reputation
  • Other

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

My mother is from Staunton. She said that black people were not allowed in Staunton and it was common knowledge. My mom said that blacks were not allowed to shop in the grocery store. The reason she knows this is because her relatives owned the grocery store. (2006)