Chapters 1-3, Jim Crow and the Detested Number Ten, Coot,
• Claudette was four when she found out what happened to blacks who acted up against whites. Some white boys asked to see her hands.
• Her mother slapped her and told her she was not supposed to touch white people. The white boys mother agreed.
• Claudette grew up in central Alabama in the 1940's and 50's. Crow controlled her life and all other blacks with her.
• The south was heavily segregated and the Jim Crow laws kept the black people poor. Sixty percent of the black women were maids.
• Blacks made half the money of whites. Seventy-five percent of all black men worked in manual labor.
• Blacks had to sit in the back of the bus although they needed the buses to get to their white employers.
• If the seats were filled and a white person got on a...
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