This is a small taste of the realities of African American children who were born or raised in the 1920s in the United States. Jim Crow Laws kept racism and inequality alive. These children were separate but not equal in terms of schools, social opportunities, and the justice system. Many child witnessed or were subjected to race related violence and racism. But there were bright spots, too. Rosenwald Schools can African American children a chance at equal education. The Brownies Book gave African American children hope for a better future and acknowledged the beauty of their skin color. The creation of the fictional Bud Billiken gave Black children a chance to find their voice and support. We are not so removed from the racial inequality of the 1920s. Statistics demonstrate that we have work to do as a society in making Black lives equal and matter.