Set in 1930s America, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry follows the African-American Logan family as they experience various negative effects of racism and social norms of the time, despite their relatively privileged financial positions.
Black men's hair styles may at first seem bland and unimaginative, but there are actually many hair variations available for personal expression and individuality that take into account the specific needs of African-American men.
A 2003 study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that African-American and Hispanic children face much higher odds of being overweight than non-Hispanic white or Asian-American and Pacific Islander children.
Music was very segregated at the time, but the rich legacy of gospel and blues, coupled with the new R&B records being made by African-American musicians, clicked with Elvis and became his own musical inspiration.
Congress reported that in cases where African-American children are a minority, a higher percentage of African-American children are identified with mental retardation and emotional disturbance than white students.