Being a black landowner during Jim Crow was a dangerous thing to be.
Whites were very suspicious and envious of blacks who tried to make something of themselves.
Ned Cobb was one such person. He was an uneducated black sharecropper who prospered.
The American Communist Party, was the only political party that took a stand against segregation and for racial equality.
Of course, the opposition was from the Ku Klux Klan.