They started proving their worth and gradually made their way up not only the corporate sector but also in the every other professional areas, such as lawyers, doctors and businessmen.
As the blacks reached new heights there was a slow and gradual change is the perceptions of the white people, who learnt to accept the blacks as individuals like themselves, and not as slaves or inferior human beings. This was still a small number of people and racism was still rampant in the majority of the area. As the industrial era gathered steam the need for human resource also increased, and other opportunities rose for the people of the black community to improve their socioeconomic conditions.
In the 1930’s the black businesses faced the wrath of the depression and only a few survived. The New deal offered by President Roosevelt brought a lot of relief for the black community and for the first time in history a an opportunity for blacks to work side by side with the white, in each and every service, profession in the country.
During the initial days of the preindustrial era, the blacks had been becoming organized and were making themselves hears, wanting their rights and human beings, as equals, these plights at that time had fallen on deaf ears, and these people were treated with a lot of aggression. A lot of blacks lost their lives to the cause. But with the changing economic times the voices finally made a difference and the blacks.
The other change which occurred is that the concept of single parents was also taking on a new meaning. Because of the decrease in the economic growth, there was a increase in single parent families. And these single parent families were headed by women. The support required by the women needed to be addressed by the government and the monetary support system for these families was also initiated.
Even at this time the only one third of the black population was part of the working class. The rest was still