African American women faced discrimination in work, education, and housing, as well as voting.
They also feared for their lives. Race riots occurred in several cities, resulting in murders and the destruction of black homes and businesses.
Lynchings continued, and African American women, such as Mary Talbert, who headed the NAACP’s Anti-Lynching Crusaders, campaigned against this brutality.
By 1930 they succeeded in persuading some southern white women to take a strong stand against lynching in a new organization called the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching.
On average in the 1920s, a white woman earned 61 cents, but a black woman only 20 cents, for every dollar a white man earned.