|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?||Probable|
|Year of Greatest Interest|
|Was there an ordinance?||Don't Know|
|Sign?||Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence|
|Still Sundown?||Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks|
|Tell Dr. Loewen More About This Town|| |
In the 1960s before Interstate 40 was built I frequently traveled through Mulberry, Arkansas on highway 64. It probably had a population of fewer than 1000 at that time. On the door of a garage was painted (smeared) a sign that read 'No niggers in this town'.
Mulberry had a sundown sign until the early 1980s.
Email message: 1/8/08
Mulberry's sundown period dates to the early twentieth century, when a black man from out of the area shot and killed a city marshal on Main Street. Apparently, fearing retaliation, the town's small black community fled en masse. The author wasn't able to find any "official" sundown declaration, and though she had frequently heard that the town had a sign warning African Americans to stay away, she hasn't
been able to prove that or find anyone who knows more about it.