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Growing up black/white in the south in the 1930's
Transcript of Growing up black/white in the south in the 1930's
they also worked as cooks, in private homes and restaurants, and maids in private houses and businesses
men worked in mines, factories, delivery boys, carpenters and bricklayers. They could operate elevators, but could not become policemen, firemen, or salesmen and some worked as tailors.
those who went into actual professions they could work as doctors or dentists but they had to work in the black community. Schooling for blacks most children at this time attended school, even though it wasn't the best teaching.
for many blacks, school wasn't a big priority in life. Labor was always more important.
children who showed good promise as a young learner, were sent to better schools.
even some churches took the time to school certain children.
even though many people wanted to go to school and most did, compulsory school didn't come around until 1941. this applied for both black and whites. by Will, Alex, and Channing most black families had no electricity whatsoever
most blacks lived in shotgun houses
most quarters were one block areas
almost every black in the southern community in the 1930s grew up on plantations.
overall, living conditions were not very good for the black community. Segregation the living conditions for the whites in the 1930's were only a bit better than those of the blacks.
although many people think that the whites had better living conditions, they were also fighting the Great Depression.
the only real difference between the white's living conditions and blacks was that the whites could own more property Living conditions for whites different water fountains for blacks and whites
there were different public swimming pools and parks for blacks and whites.
there were different hospitals and doctors for blacks and whites.
there were many different education systems.
blacks and whites went to different churches.
segregation was a great problem in the 1930s. Jobs for whites many white children were friends with black children especially young white girls and young black boys.
most of them were schooled together as a community.
along with the blacks, many good students went to different schools for higher educations schooling for white children whites were able to acquire jobs more easily than whites
they could become doctors and dentists in which ever communities they chose
Most of the time many whites were chosen over blacks even though some blacks had better qualifications her grandparents met on a slave plantation
grandmother worked in the house
her father's people came from Panola, Alabama.
her parents went to Birmingham for different reasons.
her father was very stubborn Mrs. Barge's History 3 white women the three white women represent the white community in the 1930s.
all of their dads had money so their families were all comfortably living.
each one of them had a very stern nanny.
like many other white girls, they played with many black children when they were younger and this helped to bond the young community even if the older community wasn't as friendly.