Their were two different drinking fountains ones for African Americans and one for White perople. They would have drinking fountains labeled with a sign over them that said colored or white. The African Americans were prohibited from using the White drinking fountains. The colored drinking fountains were usually smaller and didn't work as well as the white drinking fountains because colored people didn't have many rights then.
Black schools were definitely not as good as white schools. Black schools were usually really small and white schools are really big and fancy. Inside black schools they were crowded and their was only one long bench for all the kids to sit on. The white schools were big and had many desks for students to sit on.
The Great Depression
In Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry it takes place during the Great Depression. During the Great Depression it was hard to find a job and many perople would travel to different countries to find one and many still didn't get one. During the Great Depression their was a big drought so along with that it is hard to farm because their was no rich soil and they did not water for their crops. Many people during the Great Depression even the rich people did not have much money and had to move out of their houses.