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When going on a bus no matter how full it was the colored had to go in the back. Whenever a White person boarded the bus a the person who was sitting closest to the sign had to stand up and move the sign which said "For colored passengers"

Eating- Colored and white people could not eat together. If they did eat together white people would be served firste and they would be separated by a divider

The Great Depression

The Great Depression is when stock markets started crashing. It all started in October 1929 when stock markets starting crashing to begin a bad change in life . People began to become homeless and lost their jobs. Some people would travel to different states just to get a job. Although large landowners were able to ride out of the Depression. Conditions were harder for blacks though. Most of the blacks who owned land lost their land because they were declining prices. Most farm houses had no electricity, no running water, and no indoor privies. They also had a strict diet of cornbread, fatback, and molasses.

Abolishment of Salvery

" On the first day of January, in this year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any state in rebellion against United States shall be free" - Abraham Lincoln. Salvery for African Americans was terrifing. Violence was involved and they were used from everyday work. "So now, even though seventy years have passed since Salvery, most white people still think of us as they did then- that we're not good as they are..." - (Taylor 129). People treated them as if they were nothing but a tool.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." -The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America


Lynching is killing someone by hanging them. In Roll of Thunder lynching was used if a black person broke a Jim Crow law. Something's that you could get lynched for are if a black man shook a white mans hand it showed equality, Black people had to get off the sidewalk if a White person was walking on it, and Black men had to take off their hats when a White personal was around. In the Book, Cassie accidentally ran into Lillian Jean while walking on the sidewalk and Lillian Jean's dad make Cassie get off the sidewalk and apologize for what she did. “Heard tell they lynched a boy a few days ago at Crosston.” -(Taylor 38)

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