Riding the bus
Jim Crow Laws prohibited "black" people to sit with white people. The law stated," ...separate waiting rooms or space and separate ticket windows for the white and colored races." Sperate ticket windows, waiting rooms, and space were made for "black" and white people. The Jim Crow laws stated...
All passenger stations in this state operated by any motor transportation company shall have separate waiting rooms or space and separate ticket windows for the white and colored races
Restaurants were another thing that colored people had a problem with. There were to different rooms for white and colored people. The laws during this time stated...
...serve either white people exclusively or colored people exclusively and shall not sell to the two races within the same room or serve the two races
The Great Depression
In the story Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, the story takes place during the Great Depression. The Great Depression happened during the 1920's ad 30's as the stock market crashed. This caused one in four Americans to lose their jobs. Because the stock market crashed, work was difficult to find. People traveled across the country to look for work. To add to this situation, there was a severe drought occurring making it difficult to farm. The drought caused enormous dust storms in the country, which was an event that was known as the Dust Bowl. The characters from Roll of Thunder, Here My Cry are effected. The students from Great Faith Elementary, like Cassie and her brothers, are forced to read a from used books in their classes. Their papa spends part of the year working for the railroad in Louisiana to earn money so the Logans' can keep their family owned farm.