White and black children could NOT attend the same school. They had to be separated into a colored school for blacks and a white school for whites. Usually the white schools were nicer and colored schools were shack-like. Blacks did not get the same rights education because they couldn't afford it.
This law states that a white can not marry a black. They couldn't even show affection or emotion to each other. If they did, the Black was sentenced to death because he/she didn't follow the law. If the white showed affection to a black, the Black would still die.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was a period of time, between the 1920's and the 1930's, when the stock market crashed and everyone had little to no money. The Great Depression is considered to be the worst economic depression in US history. Many prices whee dropping for goods like cotton. For example, it would be 27.98 cents/pound, descreases to 19.54/pound and then to 7.45/pound. The people of the 1920's were also battling a horrible drought in an area known as the Dust Bowl. This relates to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry because their family sold cotton and were getting less money. This effected their family by Papa having to leave and go work for the mines to get more money.