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A town that had a sign or an understanding that Black people had to be out of town by sundown. They were all over the United States. many people think that such ideas only existed in the South. That is not true. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee California, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona. There are also sundown neighborhoods in practically every state in the Union. Black Townships were usually created near these towns and it was rumored that some of them were also sundown towns. Boley, Oklahoma was said to be one of those towns.
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