- Within the first 8 months of Herbert Hoover’s Presidency. the United States enters The Great Depression
- Seldom talked about race
- Believe blacks could improve their own lives with education and individual initiative
- He did appoint a lot of African Americans to federal positions
- Tried to elect a conservative southern judge to the supreme court. The NAACP blocked it in the senate.
Herbert Hoover might have had good intentions when it came to civil rights, but due to the Great Depression he failed to really do anything substantial about the issue.