Race, Local History, and Sundown Towns in the United States

Description: In this HistoryLab, students will research and write about the racial histories of small towns in the United States, focusing especially on suspected “sundown towns.” Students will conduct research into these towns and work collaboratively to contribute their findings to a website devoted to documenting this history. Public-facing goals include educating the public about sundown towns and working with local communities on how to respond to these troubling histories through acknowledgment and through concrete steps toward racial justice

Principal Investigator: Stephen A. Berrey


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