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Southern life in the 1930's

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Economy
For starters, the great depression was going on during the 1930s
Law
It seemed as if the only party who were concerned with black rights was the communist party. They successfully fought to save the lives of 9 falsely accused black boys, who were being held for rape, 8 were issued a death sentence. these were the Scottsboro Boys.
Culture
The culture in The South is very different from the culture in The North.

About half of the black population is unemployed.
Even though, black people worked harder than white people, white people still got paid more than black people.
The South had a rule of Segregation which did not end until the 1960's
People were very into music and found it to be soothing and relax so they can forget about The Great Depression.
You'd see a musical every week or so.
Many rich people felt no impact at all, and were oblivious to the suffering of others. Up to forty percent of the country never faced real hardship during those years.
Many couples delayed marriage - the divorce rate dropped sharply (it was too expensive to pay the legal fees and support two households) and birth rates dropped below the replacement level for the first time in American history
In other cities, people shouted "Niggers back to the cotton fields. City jobs are for white men."
In Mississippi, where blacks traditionally held certain jobs on trains, several unemployed white men, seeking train jobs, ambushed and killed the black workers.
Gender Roles
The Communists also organized interracial unions and demonstrations for relief, jobs, and end to evictions.
White unemployed men were becoming furious with the fact that there were black people with jobs and they didn't. They organized protests, and some even got to the point where they would murder black men and women with jobs so that they could get there jobs, and some of the time, they weren't even convicted.
In contrast to the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties, the 1930s emphasized simplicity and thrift.
Life in the 1930s was tough, for everyone not just for colored people. White men and women also faced hardships. During the Great Depression women were starting to work outside of the household, they also had to try to put food on the plate for their family's.
A lot of women in the 1930’s were employed. They didn’t have very good jobs though. Most of the women who did have jobs were in working in factories or other low paying jobs.
They also had to get a full education just to be equal with a man who only graduated from elementary school
Women could do the same job as a man and work just as hard but would still only get about half as much of a pay as a male
After a long day at work women were expected to come home and do everything that needs to be done in the house
In the 1930’s, men were expected to work and earn a living for their family. The 1930’s was the era of the Great Depression
Southern Life
On October 1929, The Stock Market crashes.

in the 1930's
By: Sole' Lopez & Wriley Hodge
Racism was specifically strong in the southern states.
There were separate water fountains, restaurants, etc.
White people wants to make white the dominate race, so they did whatever they can to get rid of black people.
The
great depression

The Great Depression (1929-39) was the deepest and longest-lasting economic downturn in the history of the Western industrialized world.
There were separate water fountains, restaurants, etc.
White people wants to make white the dominate race, so they did whatever they can to get rid of black people.
Black people would get accused for things they did not do and have to take the blame.
White people believed the Black people shouldn't be treated equal and everyone who was white was expected to not treat black people equally.
Ladies were expected to dress nicely and have good mannerism.
farms
The Great Depression changed the lives of people who lived and farmed on the Great Plains and in turn, changed America. The government programs that helped them to live through the 1930s changed the future of agriculture forever.
The most common crop was corn
Average rate of unemployment
in 1929: 3.2%
in 1930: 8.9%
in 1931: 16.3%
in 1932: 24.1%
in 1933: 24.9%
in 1934: 21.7%
in 1935: 20.1%
in 1936: 16.9%
in 1937: 14.3%
in 1938: 19.0%
in 1939: 17.2%
Average divorce rate, (per 1,000 people)
1920-1929: 1.6
1930-33: 1.4
1934-39: 1.8
1940-46: 2.8
1947-64: 2.5

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