For Jim Crow segregation laws, white peoples were forced to vote in a different place as whites, and their vote wouldn't really matter. For an African American person to vote, they would have to take an exam. These exams were very difficult, as well as unfair. A person white person would judge the exam, and see if you passed or failed. It was very difficult to vote in the 1900's, and Taxes were required. Most African Americans at this time could not afford to pay taxes, so this was a serious issue.
Segregation in Living
When the Jim Crow laws were set in action, Segregation in eating, drinking, and daily life really came into act. When colored and whites went to eat, they would have different entrances. The Minorities always entered through the back of the restaurant, and their sitting area wasn't as nice as the Whites. For drinking fountains, the whites would always have clean newly refurbished fountains, while african americans had dirty, used fountains. Schools were a big issue as whites had clean, two story ones in city's, with buses, while Minoroties had dirty, old schools in the forest.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was a time in the United States, around the 1930's is when it started. Great Depression was a time when a lot of people lost their jobs, and their homes. The Great dedpression orginally started when the stock market crashed. During the Great Depression, their was land designated directly to "Hoovervilles" Our charectors in the Roll Of Thunder were affected by the Great Depression tremendously. In roll of thunder, TJ's family lived on land, sort of like a Hooverville.