BC: This is a picture of a man sleeping in his fish market because he can't afford a place to sleep anymore. (July 1938)
FC: The Harlem Renaissance was a time for blacks to get a chance to become known, and prove that they were capable. | But no matter how many times the blacks proved that they were capable, the whites still didn't want to give them a chance.
1: The Great Depression was a dramatic, worldwide slump, beginning in some countries as early as 1928. The Great Depression followed The Stock Market Crash, also known as Black Tuesday. International trade decreased quickly, along with personal incomes, tax revenues, prices, and profits. Farming and country areas suffered when crop prices fell 40-60%.
2: Dorathea Lange describes this woman as a Migrant Mother in Nipomo California.
3: Power farming displaces tenants from the land in the western dry cotton area. Childress County, Texas, 1938.