- Type of Place
- Metro Area
- W. Chicago
- Politics c. 1860?
- Unions, Organized Labor?
Sundown Town Status
- Confirmed Sundown Town?
- Was there an ordinance?
- Year of Greatest Interest
- Still Sundown?
- Surely Not
Method of Exclusion
Main Ethnic Group(s)
In DuPage County. Possible entire county was sundown.
According to information in Arna Bontemp’s and JAck Conroy’s book “They Seek a City”:
Citizens took out ads in 1964 supporting the rights of blacks to rent or own housing in Wheaton. Racists struck back with an allegedly fraudulent questionaire under the allegedlly forged letterhead of the “United Citizens’ Committee for Freedom of Residence,’ a real organization, and asked questions like:
‘Do you think that more attractive grandchildren would result if:
___Your son married a Negro girl?
___Your daughter married a Negro boy
Would you feel prejudice against a Negro who raped your: