African American coal miners

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James and Evelyn Glass talk about their experiences as African Americans during the Great Depression. The Glasses discuss their experiences working in the coal mines, the economic conditions of the time, and the impact of the New Deal legislation on the Black community. They also discuss the formation of unions, the hardships of raising a family during the Depression, and their social activities. The Glasses note that while city dwellers faced soup lines and extreme poverty, those in the coal mines were able to make a living due to the company owning everything, including housing and stores. They also discuss the impact of World War II on their lives and the economy.