Segregated schools caused "colored" people to go to another school. The "white" people had a fancy school. Meanwhile, the "colored" people had a ratty school. The "colored" people basically were forced to walk. When they were walking, buses would pass and purposely get them dirty. By doing this, the "white" people received the joy of creating pain for the "colored".
Segregated Water Fountains and Busses
Segregated water fountains caused "colored" people to have to drink out of separate water fountains. Segregated busses caused "colored" people to have to sit in the back. Sometimes, they were able to sit in the front until the "white" people came. When they had to move, they had to move the sign above them. This sign marked the "colored" people's section. This is another way negros were in minority.
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was a time where the stock market crashed in period of 1929-1939. Over the next several years, consumer spending and investments had dropped. The number of unemployed men and women increased as failing companies fired many people. Many Americans forced to buy on credit fell into debt. For people who were lucky enough to keep their jobs, wages fell and power decreased. During this time, there were many hobos, people who had to ride train to train to find a job. This ties into Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry because the book takes place during that time period. This is shown when it talks about the dad having to go out of town numerous times to find a job.