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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?
Sign?
Still Sundown?Probably

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Threat of Violence;Reputation

Main Ethnic Group(s).

Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
7/2007

One source wrote: "I pretty much grew up in a Sundown Town. I went to school and lived in Magnet Cove, Arkansas. It's a small community in between Malvern and Hot Springs, Arkansas. We were never taught this stuff because for one thing my school was all white. In fact, it was one of the few all white schools in Arkansas. Magnet Cove had a history of burning crosses in African American's yards if they ever moved in to the community. Even in the early 80s, an African Amercian family moved in to the community and were out very quickly after someone burned crosses in their yard. I had a best friend who I worked with in Hot Springs who was black and invited her to my graduation in 1996. Her mother would not allow her to come because she knew the history of Magnet Cove and was afraid for her daughter's life. In my school, if you were know to be friends with bl!ack people, you instantly looked down upon and called N--- Lover and was considered to be white trash.

Things have slowly changed though in Magnet Cove, I graduated in 1996 and went to a football game in 2001, we had one black person in the band and a black person in the stands. That is a huge accomplishment for Magnet Cove. I'm not for sure how many blacks are living in Magnet now because I moved away. But hopefully things are getting better for the community."
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