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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.

West Terre Haute

Indiana

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?
Surely
Was there an ordinance?
Don't Know
Sign?
Don’t Know
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably

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 4310 5
1930 3588 2
1940
1950
1960
1970 2704 1
1980 2806 2
1990 2495 1
2000 2330 1
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s)

  • Unknown

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

September 2007

One person thinks of it as “A hot bed of predjudice and shunning. Garage burning and harassment. Afraid to enter public facilities or walk the streets.”

We received an email stating that in the mid 1990s, a local restaurant in West Terre Haute called the Horseshoe Club would not serve blacks. Additionally, the man claimed that “West Terre Haute seemed to keep out blacks. I don’t know the mechanism, but I have heard antidotal evidence that houses were burned to keep the blacks out if they moved there.”