Many Women in the 1920’s were fighting for rights and equal pay, but when they were not working or rioting they were using the new household appliances. Some of these appliances were the vacuum cleaner and the washing machine. Many African American woman could not get jobs and if they did they did not keep them for long. Many African Americans in the 1930's were unemployed because they were, “Last hired, First fired”. Many people faced the problem of unemployment and spent their long days at home with the radio. The Radio was a huge part in all households in the 1920’s.