Blacks were segregated by buses.
Before the boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr. for black rights on buses, "colored" people or African Americans, had to sit in the back.African Americans were suppose to let Whites sit there.There were consequences for not listening. One example was Rosa Park.She had a fine for not giving up her seat.
One form of disrespect to blacks is caricature
In order for newborn white people to hate African Americans just like their parents, they had to be exposed to caricature.You could relate this to propaganda.In caricature, blacks were extremely exaggerated in their looks and how they acted.An example of this would be president Obama, the one you see right here.
ThE Great Depression😔
The Great Depression happened when the stock markets in crashed.A lot of people lost their money and profession.Workers went on a strike where workers don't do anything. It destroyed lives of many investors.Industry shut down.On top of that, the economy worsened when the Dust Bowl hit. That lessened the production of crops.Many people in the Great Plains moved somewhere else such as California. The stock prices were rising until one day where investors sold a lot of their shares. Some young men or hobos traveled the country usually on trains looking for a job.
Abolishment of Slavery😀
After the Civil War, the slaves who were black people were filled with gushing amounts of joy. Abraham Lincoln was the one to thank when he announced the Emancipitation Proclamation which set all former slaves free. A great quote from the Proclomation is, "On the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred sixty three, all persons held as slaves within any State in rebellion against the United States, shall forever be free..." This proclomation was declared by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 after the Civil War that left the Union side victorious against the Confederates. Slaves were gratified to hear the news.“And when the Civil War was fought and Mama Rachel and Papa Luke and all the other slaves were freed”(Taylor #197).
Thirteenth Amendent Quote
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." -The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
Lynching was a punishment for not following the Jim Crow Laws. Some of the Jim Crow Laws were a black couldn't shake hands with a white, a black must take off his or her hat when a white person came, and blacks had to get off the sidewalk if a white person came. If they broke the laws, they would be lynched. Being lynched is being usually killed or having a harsh punishment with out a fair trial. It applies to Roll of Thunder because Blacks were lynched in Roll of Thunder. T.J. almost got lynched by the Wallaces. Mr. Berry got lynched and burned. “But them men dragged him and Beacon both outa that house, and when old man Berry tried to stop it, they lit him afire with them boys.” (Taylor #89).