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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?

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
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19203,59042
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20007,172 233

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Main Ethnic Group(s).

Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
"In the 1990s, I was told outright by an elderly woman who worked in the town to "not let the sun go down me" in Pleasantville, NY. She also was very frightened at the prospect of me jogging in the evenings, and told me outright that I was "not supposed to do that in Pleasantville". Her reaction was so strong that I did not jog there. I do not know when this town was settled, but I do know that in the 1990s, it was understood among Black workers in Pleasantville that they should not be out after dark in Pleasantville, NY."
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