Roll Of Thunder Portfolio By matthew lim
Marriage with a White person is not permitted with another race. It was also not allowed for another race to have sexual action with a White person. This was used in Wyoming when racism was still dominant. Anyone that is not white was prosecuted in court. These other races were either arrested, hanged, fined, lynched, or had other things happen to them.
White people and other races were enrolled into the militia separately. This meant that they could not work in the same organization. Other races could not be deployed where white troops have been deployed. White officers could control the colored troops. This is a law in North Carolina that was used. It was to control who was in what army.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was a economic crisis during the early 1900's. Some areas had a drought and had economic problem. Some states even had a economic crisis before the Great Depression. These economic problems such as prices lowering caused farmers to start becoming sharecroppers in some states. White people still had more rights than colored people at the time. This meant that colored people didn't get as much gain from the same job as white people. Sharecropper white's gained 200 dollars or less during this time and had inadequate meals. Colored folk had worse conditions than those white folks at the time. the White people's living conditions were bad. Some homes didn't have any way to get water or electricity. As soon as the Great Depression hit, the whole nation lost something. Landowners and businessmen lost their land or business since less people began to pay. The banking system began to fail, loans were lost, and money was lost. Jobs began to stop for businesses and places affected by the Great Depression. Some states were barely affected by the Great Depression and still had quite a bit of businesses remaining. Some colored people were able to get lucky and be skilled. People started to listen to music to push their problems away. Colored Folk's population in some places began to lower. The entire nation was struck by the Great Depression.