Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Evicted sharecroppers

Title: Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri

In addition to the trials of the Depression, minorities dealt with discrimination. Tenant farmers and sharecroppers like these were evicted when Southern farm owners used cutbacks in production as an opportunity to discriminate against African Americans. 

In 1932, unemployment among African Americans was about 50 percent, twice the national average.

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