Sundown Towns and Counties: Racial Exclusion in the South

  title={Sundown Towns and Counties: Racial Exclusion in the South},
  author={James W. Loewen},
  journal={Southern Cultures},
  pages={22 - 47}
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Between 1890 and 1960, thousands of towns across the United States drove out their black populations or took steps to forbid African Americans from living in them, creating "sundown towns," so named because many marked their city limits with signs typically reading, "Nigger, Don't Let The Sun Go Down On You In--." In addition, some towns in the West drove out or kept out Chinese Americans, and a few excluded Native Americans or Mexican Americans. "Sundown suburbs… 

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