One of the Jim Crow laws was that a white and black were not allowed to marry. A dark skinned descendant within four generations ad a white marriage is considered "null". This means it is illegal and not respected. In the article Jim Crow Laws, it states that "All marriages between a white and a negro, or between a white person and a person of negro descent to the fourth generation inclusive, are hereby prohibited."
A person who is lincensed to sell beer or wine must only sell to whites or blacks. They also cannot sell to both whites and blacks in the same room. In the article Jim Crow Laws, it states that "Wine and Beer: All persons licensed to conduct the business of selling beer or wine...shall serve either white people exclusively or colored people exclusively and shall not sell to the two races within the same room at any time."
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was a major drop in the stock market. Thousands of people who depended on the stock market lost their job and therefore began moving west toward the center of the country to farm or find other jobs, such as working on the railroad. Papa, from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, works on the railroad to pay for their land. Mama also works as a teacher. Most people grow cotton, like the Logan's from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, but the price of cotton decreased. It also became harder to grow cotton due to a drought that spread throughout most of the center of the country. That part of the country became known as the dust bowl.