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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.

Voorheesville

New York

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
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Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

I had a phone conversation with a longtime resident who detailed the amount of racial discrimination, including serious police harassment, she and her family had experienced. Additionally, she sent an email, in which she wrote:
“None of that compares with the lessons of Adolf Hilter in the classroom. My son was told to write an essay on ‘the good tings Hitler did’ for Germany! He rebelled in the classroom and the teacher screamed at him, “I don’t know why you’re so upset–you’re not Jewish.” He ended up leaving.”