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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.

Waynesboro

Tennessee

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Don’t Know
Unions, Organized Labor?
Don’t Know

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

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 1147 5
1960 1343 0
1970
1980
1990 1824 24
2000 2228
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

Testimony of an eyewitness:
“I know there are far too many to list but a few whose reputation persisted at least until the early 1990s include Crossville and Waynesboro, Tennessee. As of 1995, there was still a painted sign on the state highway connecting Waynesboro to Clifton that read “Clifton Niggers Stay Put” or something like that. (I saw it but the wording eludes me now.)”