Jim Crow laws banned barbers from serving white women or girls. According to ups.gov, "No colored barber shall serve as a barber [to] white women or girls." This law took place in Georgia. If this law wasn't followed, blacks could be lynched, hanged, etc.
Another law was that a white nurse should not be required to nurse a colored man. According to ups.gov, "No person or corporation shall require any white female nurse to nurse in wards or rooms in hospitals, either public or private, in which negro men are placed." This law took place in Alabama.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was from 1929 to 1939. (HISTORY.com) This era began when the stock market crashed. Because of this tradegy, many people lost their jobs and money. During this time period, there was also a drought. This caused farmers to be unable to farm, creating less food. There were many hobos, or young men and women who didn't have work and rode on trains. To make matters worse, the Jim Crow Laws were still being used at this time. This meant that if you were a colored person, you were treated harshly. Like how the Logan's were treated. For example, none of the Logan's or other colored people were allowed to ride the bus to school. They were also given used items that the whites no longer cared for. On top of that, they were called abusive names Iike a n*****.