|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?|
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|Was there an ordinance?|
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|Email from 2010:
"Here's a town that should definitely be on the list. I lived there for several years after college with my father.
A certain real estate agent bragged of her power to control who moved into town and where they could live. The emphasis was on keeping the town white. We, as immigrant Italians were OK (the real estate agent was 2nd generation I.A.), but blacks and Hispanics were in short supply, especially when you consider the ethnic mixes in neighboring towns: Mount Vernon and New Rochelle.
Additionally, I recall incidents in the early 1980s where blacks traveling through Pelham Manor were routinely harassed by the police force. Eventually there was an article (and I'm paraphrasing here - I wish I could recall the periodical.) "Pelham Manor: No place to be black" in a small local newspaper."|