Jim Crow laws
Jim Crow laws were from the 1880's to 1964. Jim Crow laws popular laws in the Southern states. Jim Crow laws legalized segregation between whites and black. One popular law was that black pope, had to sit in the back of the bus. The black person had to move a sign and move when a white person entered the bus. One important person from this time is Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus.
In the Jim Crow laws white people always had the nicest classroom. While the black people would always have small classrooms with really old desk or no desk. The white kids would have book and be warm classrooms year round. In black schools the kids would have no books and freezing classrooms during the winter. Blacks and whites could not go to school together.
The Great Depression was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. It began in October 1929 when the stock market crashed. It finally ended in 1939 when World War II ended. The stockmarket crash wiped out millions of investors. Millions of people lost their jobs and nearly half's the country banks failed. This effected the characters in the Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by effecting the Logan's by having Papa going to work on the railroad for most of the year. A lot of families had to share crop to make money to provide for them. Obviously, The Great Depression was a big effect on our country and the Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry