Home | Back to United States Map
Showing Gentry in AR...

Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent City or Town
Metro Area?Independent City or Town
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Probable
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Don't Know
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
19701,0220
1980
19901,7361
20002,1651,945477412172

Tell Dr. Loewen More About This Town
2 + 5:(to stop spam)
Email:
Method of Exclusion
Unknown

Main Ethnic Group(s).
Unknown

Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
"With a population of 1,000 Gentry has not a solitary Negro inhabitant. We are not prejudiced against the colored man, but we feel that we can get along better without his presence, and are therefore glad to have him remain in some other town or locality. There are plenty of white men here to do the work, ordinarily, and a Negro population under the present conditions, would not only be superfluous, but an annoyance and a nuisance. We are certainly thankful that the dusky denizens have always given our town the go by."
This site was created by Matt Cheney, is maintained by Phil Huckelberry, and is copyrighted by James W. Loewen 1997-2019.