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Suddenly stories are being written abt #SundownTowns thanks to the brilliant writing on @LovecraftHBO - Much credit to the showrunners for educating America about itself in ways our public schools don't (Like the millions who didn't known about the Tulsa riots until #WatchmenHBO
Now, what IS a "Sundown town"? It's a colloquialism for a town or part of town where black folks knew they had to leave before sundown or risk police violence or vigilante violence from whites. They're part of America's unofficial apartheid policy
The presumption was, the only black people in that part of town were there to do work for white homeowners or business people, so once the sun went down they should be on their way home and had no business in that part of town. It's a practice that continues to this day
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