The Great Depression - Was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. It lasted from 1929 - 1939. Beginning after stock market crashed. (October 1929) Sending Wall Street into panic, wiping out millions of investors.
The noose represents the many suicides that were caused by the impact the Great Depression had on America.
The stock market lost almost 90% of its value between 1929 and 1933
By 1932, approximately half of black Americans were out of work.
whites called for blacks to be fired from any jobs as long as there were whites out of work
Around 11,000 banks failed during the Great Depression, leaving many with no savings
The average family income dropped by 40% during the Great Depression.