Roll Of Thunder Adobe Spark Page By Koby Ngoy Period 2

Jim Crow Laws

The two Jim Crow laws I will be discussing are how coloured people couldn't vote and how they couldn't interact with white people in almost any way.

Not being able to vote

When Jim Crow was still active, Colored people were not allowed to vote. This is a huge problem. The only way they could vote is if they took and passed the voting test. Most people didn't pass the voting test. What I there was a colored person running for president, none of the white people would vote for him and a majority of the colored people wouldn't even be able to vote for him.

As you can see, there are no colored people voting in this photo.

Not interacting with white people in any way

There was another huge problem. When Jim Crow was still active, colored people couldn't interact with any white people. I believe that people should be free to talk and hangout with who they want to. This is very bad because if you have something you need to discuss with a White person you wouldn't be able to. It is just not right.

As you can see, the store only allowed white people.

The great depression

The Great Depression took place in the 1929 and ende around 1930. It was an economic depression. This means it was harder or people to get money. For example, the loans didn't have enough money to pay the mortgage if Hammer wouldn't had lended them some money. Another example is when Cassie says "papa, are we going to have enough money for this months rent?", papa says "whith our cotton this year, we should".

Abolishment of slavery

To abolish means to put away or get rid of, in other words, end. The abolishment of slavery was the end of slavery. Slavery was one of the major actions colored people went through. For example, when Cassie asked Mr.Morrison "Why are you so big?" He said "When I was a little boy, me and my family were slaves". He also said that most of the white people put them to household chores that they don't want to do.

The 13th Amendment

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "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.

13th Amendment


Lynching is punishing, especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial. Many people got lynched because of breaking the laws of Jim Crow. These laws include, interaction with a white person, sitting next to a white person on a bus, having any sort of relationship with a white person, etc. For example, T.J. Was very close to getting lynched because he is colored and was accused of killing Mr.Barnett. Another example is when the white men threatened to lynch Papa and Mr.Morrison.

Colored person getting lynched.


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