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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

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Tamms

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Unlikely
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
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 980 201
1940
1950
1960 721 89
1970
1980
1990 748 587 157
2000 724 541 171
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

“In Elco and Tamms, ‘anti negroe [sic] convictions of neighbors’ prevented efforts by the sheriff to find out who was dynamiting Negro homes.” Reference: Cairo Bulletin, March 7, 1924, p.1.

Elco and Tamms are between Anna and Cairo