Protests arguing against Jim Crow laws were not rare to find in many of the larger cities in the south. Many African Americans were forced put their lives in harms way while being confronted with long lines of armed white policemen.
No matter where you lived in the U.S., blacks often suffered the most if accused of the rape or murder of whites. These allegations would often bring the most violence responses such as torture and lynching (to put to death, especially by hanging, by mob action and without legal authority). From 1882-1968, it was said that as many as 3,446 out of 4,743 people lynched were African American; that accounts for around 72.7%.
One of the most murderous white supremacist groups during the 1930's was the Ku Klux Klan or better known as the KKK. Most prominent in the state of Alabama, the Klan consisted of many confederate veterans who believed in using violence in order to "instill fear in blacks and to intimidate whites who might openly assist African Americans" (Brown). Some of the violent methods the KKK used was lynching, beating, stoning, burning, and castrating. In general, The Klan had a large impact on the development of Jim Crow in the South, because the group often targeted "African Americans and their white allies who sought to enforce guarantees of equal political and social rights" (Novkov).