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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.

Windsor

Illinois

Basic Information

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

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
Sign?
Yes, Strong Oral Tradition
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
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990 1143
2000 1125 1112 0
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

  • Violence Towards Newcomers
  • Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

  • Black

Comments

woman in Windsor agreed to care for a mixed-race black baby for a couple of weeks. Result: a cross was burned in her front yard, c.1990.

According to a resident who was caring for a mixed-race Black baby for a few weeks, she was threatened, her children were threatened, and a cross was burned in her yard. Another resident stated that a local priest had made it quite clear that Blacks were not welcome in Windsor.