-Jim Crow Laws-
Passenger stations were split, as there was a waiting room for only whites (which looked and was better in general) while blacks would get their own room.
If a black man wanted to get a drink out in public, he would have to drink from a separate drinking fountain. The fountain would have its own sign, to separate the black's and white's.
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
During the Great Depression the Stock Market crashed in October 1929, which started the worst nation wide depression ever to happen in the United States. Many people across the U.S. invested in the stock market in a hope that they could earn a high Profit. There was too high of a Demand for stock, which lead to stocks highly growing in value between the 1920 and the 1929. Problems began in the Economy, however. This led to a sudden Decrease in the values of the Stock Market. This affected people poorly as it ruined many people's Investments. This also led to a Banking Crisis where plenty of banks failed, and lost all their Money.