Jim Crow laws prohibbited black people and white people from attending school in the same room. According to the Jim Crow Laws - Martin Luther King Jr National Historical Site Georgia, "Separate schools shall be maintained for the children of the white and colored races." If a negro man or woman was to go to a white school they could be punished or even lynched.
One Jim Crow Law kept books from being interchangeable between white and colored schools. According to the Jim Crow Laws - Martin Luther King Jr National Historical Site Georgia, "Books shall not be interchangeable between the white and colored schools, but shall continue to be used by the race first using them." If this law was broken, there would be consequences (could end in death.)
The Great Depression
The Great Depression was an economic depression which occurred in the Untied States after the stock market crashed in 1929. Many people lost their jobs due to unemployment. The huge amount of unemployment occurred because failing companies laid off so many workers/employees. They did not have enough money to pay everyone, so therefor had to get rid of people. Another contributing factor to The Great Depression, includes the failing banks. Almost half of the United States' banks failed. The Great Depression affected many people, including African Americans. Many black people were forced off their land because of the declining prices. Very few African Americans were able to keep their land. The Logans, from Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, were fortunate enough to own their own land. They were able to make more money then most black people because they had their own land to farm and their own cotton to sell.