Use examples from the novel Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry and from History to explain this answer.
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esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
Certainly respect among family, extended family and neighbours is a key theme in this book. Even though the Logan's are black and poor in an unjust society, they maintain a sense of dignity, even in the worst circumstances. Even when Cassie is forced to apologize to a white girl or Mama is fired from her job, there is always a sense of dignity and respect for themselves and those they care about.