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Sundown towns

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Creator:Loewen, James
Title:Sundown towns

Entry describing sundown towns in Arkansas, common during the mid-twentieth century in northwest Arkansas, sundown towns sought to purge cities of African-Americans by threatening violence if an African-American was caught in the town after dark.

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Types:Articles | Flyers
Subjects:African Americans--Violence against--Arkansas | Intimidation--Arkansas | Harassment--Arkansas | Signs and signboards--Arkansas | Race discrimination--Arkansas | Threats of violence--Arkansas | Terrorism--Arkansas | Hate crimes--Arkansas | Brightstar (Ark.) | Miller County (Ark.) | Blytheville (Ark.) | Mississippi County (Ark.) | Paragould (Ark.) | Greene County (Ark.) | Springdale (Ark.) | Washington County (Ark.)
Collection:Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
Institution:Richard C. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Contributors:Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
Online Publisher:[Little Rock, Ark.] : The Central Arkansas Library System | 2006-04-26
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copyright Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture 2007

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