- Type of Place
- Independent City or Town
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Sundown Town in the Past?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
- Don’t Know
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
Cameron Townsend, who founded Wycliffe Bible
Translators, “had gone to Sulphur Springs, AR, for his
wife’s health in the early 1930s… Townsend liked the
place, so when he decided to start a linguistics school
in 1934, he chose Sulphur Springs… Years later,
1957 or 1958, at a Sycliffe conference held in Sulphur
Springs, there was a discussion of how the
organization can become more inclusive and
specifically the need for (and the absence of) blacks to
do translation work. Ken Pike, one of the great
linguists of the 20th century, made the statement, ‘If
we had a black person as a member, they could not
stay here (in Sulphur Springs) overnight.’ Pike believed
there was a law to that effect.”