Rarely were there any "colored" people that voted because they would be put in very tough situations. First of all, they would have to take a very tough test and even if they pass, there will be officers all over ready to arrest them until the voting was over. An estimate of 1 out of 50 "colored" people actually made it all the way through and voted.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression years were from the 1920's to the 1930's and it is called this because many people were losing their jobs and couldn't keep enough money to feed children, or have shelter. People were losing their jobs because the stock markets crashed, causing many people's jobs to fail. Many people had no choice other than to move on and try to find another job some where else. Later on, a drought began to affect other jobs such as farming. With people losing their jobs because of the drought and the stock markets crashing, people began to known this time as the Dust Bowl. In the book Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry it takes place in the years of The Great Depression. An example is when the dad goes out to find a job because there are no jobs near by that could help with enough money to keep the land.