The federal government passed Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act, commonly referred to as the “Fair Housing Act”; in addition, in Jones v. Mayer, the Supreme Court held that an 1866 civil rights law bars discrimination in the rental and sale of property.

(This is the raw data of the census, available on the web and at large libraries and genealogical collections on microfilm.)

Always recall that the overwhelming whiteness of a town or neighborhood might be an accident, that perhaps no African Americans ever happened to go there. It is time to take steps toward truth and reconciliation. Sunrise and sunset times, civil twilight start and end times as well as solar noon, and day length for every day of October in Appleton. As late as 1980 it stood at only 31 people. My father often talks of growing up in rural Ohio and hearing those around him espouse racist views and use racial slurs. I looked around my hometown and all I heard were stories about the paper mills and the occasional French fur trader. After all, UUs did play a major role in abolishing slavery and after the Civil War in inviting African Americans to move to their communities. It doesn’t just happen at a national or global level, and its effects aren’t remote to us. Many residents of sundown towns ache to get beyond their tradition of exclusion. “Sundown suburbs” could be even larger, such as Glendale, a suburb of Los Angeles; Levittown, on Long Island; and Warren, a Detroit suburb. Governor George Wallace (via Wikimedia Commons). As a result, since 1968 no town (or neighborhood) states openly that it is all white on purpose.

It’s only been in the past few decades that Appleton’s African-American population has begun to recover. Things are not just as they are; they are always as we’ve made them to be. To my amazement, twenty people came down, and they told me stories about every town around Decatur. October 2020 - Appleton, Wisconsin - Sunrise and sunset calendar.

Independent sundown towns range in size from hamlets like Alix, Arkansas, population 185, to large cities like Appleton, Wisconsin, with 57,000 residents in 1970. Caroline Murray examines the history of indigenous Los Angeles through a public mapping project. Every sundown town needs to be asked to do three things to overcome its past. UU World Magazine | 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston MA 02210-1409 | (617) 948-6502. In person, however, they don’t want to lie. He was there 1978-81. Did many homes change hands at about the same time? Site map. At the same time, membership in the resurgent Ku Klux Klan grew. History isn’t some abstract thing.