ROSETTA SCHWARTZ, whose story is told in "CAN WE COME IN AND LAUGH, TOO?" was born November 18, 1909WHAT WAS IT LIKE IN 1910?
Reprinted from http://kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decade10.html
Children were hired to work in factories, mills, and mines for long hours in unsafe and unhealthy conditions. Though efforts to pass a federal law proved unsuccessful, by the middle of this decade every state had passed a minimum age law. A commission found that up to 20% of the children living in cities were undernourished, education took second place to hunger and while children worked, only one-third enrolled in elementary school and less than 10% graduated from high school. The status of the Negro worsened. Skilled negro workers were barred from the AF of L. Women were also striving for equality.The first suffrage parade was held in 1910 - the 19th amendment finally ratified in 1919.
ROSETTA MANAGED TO GET A TWO-YEAR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND SELF- EDUCATED THE REST OF HER LONG LIFE---NEARLY 97 YEARS!