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Alphabetical Map of Sundown Towns by State

Select a state from the map below to view a list of sundown towns

Sundown Towns by State

James W. Loewen, sociologist, historian, citizen.”Telling the truth about the past helps cause justice in the present.Achieving justice in the present helps us tell the truth about the past.”


About the website…


Welcome to the world’s only registry of sundown towns. Just click on a state to see an alphabetical list of all the sundown towns we know about, think may been sundown towns, and have managed to get up onto the site.

sundown town is not just a place where something racist happened. It is an entire community (or even county) that for decades was “all white” on purpose. “All white” is in quotes because some towns allowed one black family to remain when they drove out the rest. Also, institutionalized persons (in prisons, hospitals, colleges, etc.), live-in servants (in white households), and black or interracial children (in white households) do not violate the taboo.

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