It was very difficult for black people to vote. They would have to do a lot just to be able to vote. In order to vote they needed to pass a test that was very hard, the tests were nearly impossible. The sheriff could always stop them from voting at any time. Taxes were always required, so it was the more wealthy people who had a higher chance of being able to vote.
White people always got first choice, even on a bus! If there was an open seat that was the only time a Black person would sit down, and they would only usually be able to sit in the back. But is there was a black person sitting down, and there was a white person in need of a seat they would have to give their seat up. If they decided not to give their seat up they would get in huge trouble.
The Great Depression
Roll of Thunder, Hear Me Cry takes place during The Great Depression. It started when the stock market crashed in 1920. It did not help that during this a severe drought was occurring; because of the drout almost all farmers couldn't farm. This huge drought cause many large dust storms. This event became known was The Dust Bowl. Besides farmers, so many Americans during this time lost their jobs. They tried so hard to get their jobs back or find a new job but most of them were unsuccessful. The characters in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry are majorly affected by The Great Depression. There are many different examples of when this family was struggling because of The Great Depression. One example is just how in general they usually have to deal with people judging them because they are black. Another example is when Cassie and Little Man get dirty used books their condition is to poor for white people, so they give them to the black children. One other example is how they are not alloud to take the bus to school, because they are black; so they have to walk everyday. This was a very hard time for everyone.