Sundown Towns

  1. Why are sundown town important
    • -ethnic cleansing 
    • - these towns are what made the midwest states so racist and discriminated 
    • -not a lot of people knew sundown towns even existed
  2. Two examples of Sundown Towns
    • 2. Anna
    • 3. Jonesboro
  3. What are sundown towns
    • - Any organized jurisdiction that for decades kept African Americans or other groups from living in "all white" towns on purpose
    • - Towns where it was unsafe for African Americans to be out past dark
  4. Sundown town residents
    would allow for one black family to live in town if they didn't cause trouble
Author
dwrght16
ID
329282
Card Set
Sundown Towns
Description
midterm exam
Updated