- Type of Place
- Metro Area
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Confirmed Sundown Town?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Don't Know
- Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Don’t Know
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
“I became keenly aware of prejudice at the age of
twelve when I finally comprehended the meaning of a
sign that stood at the county line. It read ‘Nigger,
Don’t Let The Sun Set On Your Head In This County.'”
-from Lucky Duck, The Memoirs of Donald Edward
The only area in Swain County that allows black
residents is Charleston Township, which is the
location of an instiutional residence of some sort
(most of the black residents are males between 15 and