Goshen, Ind., confronts its sundown town past

Apr 20, 2015 by and

When Dan Shenk began researching the sundown town history of his city, Goshen, Ind., he was surprised how much information he found. He read about it in sociologist James Loewen’s book, Sundown Towns: A...

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Portrait of a ‘sundown town’

Jan 20, 2014 by

In September 2013 the Goshen (Ind.) News published a letter I wrote in which I said that Marian Anderson, an internationally renowned African American singer, needed to stay at the Hotel Elkhart after...

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Brighter dawn

Jan 20, 2014 by

The term “sundown town” once applied to thousands of places throughout the U.S. where African-Americans weren’t welcome to live — or even to stay overnight. The fact that Goshen, Ind., was one of them...

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