18-34 Segment 2: Racial Segregation in ‘Sundown Towns’

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We’ve all heard stories of segregated America circa the 1950’s, but historian and author James W. Loewen says not all of those racist institutions have been completely eliminated, even now. Loewen explains ‘sundown towns,’ towns where minorities were not welcomed after sundown, and he says some of them are still unofficially ‘sundown’ due to their lasting reputations.

Guest:

  • James W. Loewen, author, Sundown Towns: A hidden dimension of American racism

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