|Type of Place||Independent City or Town|
|Metro Area?||Independent City or Town|
|Politics c. 1860?|
|Unions, Organized Labor?|
|Sundown Town Status|
|Confirmed Sundown Town?||Surely|
|Year of Greatest Interest|
|Was there an ordinance?||Don't Know|
|Tell Dr. Loewen More About This Town|| |
| I went to high school in a town in Arkansas called
Mount Ida. There are absolutely NO blacks in the
town. No blacks in the elementary or high school. The
closest to a black kid is a boy of mixed blood, but he
had a white mom and white step dad."
-college sophomore, former resident of Mount Ida
When a local man considered building a sawmill,
"leaders in Mount Ida... reacted as had the leaders of
Amity, years before: no sawmill, no blacks."
White farmers also warned the railroad contractor
not to use a crew of blacks on the railroad grade, so
Blacks hired to straighten rails, etc., were forced to
leave before finishing their job, c. 1923-31. "'They
would not allow black people in Montgomery County,'
one old resident recalls."|