The Country Board of Education provided two different schools. One for white children and the other for colored children. The white schools looked much nicer and they had textbooks and desks for each student. At the colored schools, they all had to share one bench and the classrooms weren't big enough.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression took place during the 1930s. It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. It started after the stock market crash of October 1929. The stock prices fell 23 percent. It caused farmers to lose their farms. By 1933, unemployment has risen from 3 percent to 25 percent of the nation's workforce and nearly half he country's banks have failed. The Great Depression ended in 1939. The characters in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry were affected by the Great Depression because most of the characters were struggling to keep their land.