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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?Possible
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Still Sundown?Don't Know

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
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191032,64245
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195083,83530
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Main Ethnic Group(s).

Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
Email from a longtime resident: "I lived in Quincy, MA for 6 years (1953-1959), three in the neighborhood of Wollaston (a large area that encompasses some verty very wealthy folk and a blue collar neighborhood I lived in (Calumet off Vassall Sts.), and three 3 in Snug Harbor, a low-income project in Germantown. In both, I have no memory of ever seeing any African-Ameriucan children in either of the elementary schjools I attended (Francis W. Parker and Snug Harbor Elementary). Some time in Wollaston (1953-1956), my father, a jazz musician, had some of his musician friends over one night for some jamming. Most of the musicians involved were black. The next day, a delegation of neighbors (not very many, but I have no memory of this except from what my mother told me many years later) cam by to register their disapproval that my father had blacks in their neighborhood after dark. It's entirely possible they or even one had spent the night. It never occured to me that Quincy may have been a sundown town, or that perhaps some neighborhoods may have been."
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