- Look closely at the photo. What do you notice about the living conditions of the sharecroppers?
- Compare this photo with Young African Americans Picking Cotton and Family of Evicted Sharecroppers. What is similar between the photos? What is different? Describe the quality of life the people in these photos would have had.
- How would sharecropping keep formerly enslaved people in poverty?
Lange, Dorothea, "Sharecropper's cabin and sharecropper's wife. Ten miles south of Jackson, Mississippi," June 1937. Courtesy of Library of Congress