Interview with Harry Briggs, Sr. and Eliza Briggs
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

MY FIRST QUESTION IS, WOULD YOU DESCRIBE FOR US WHAT THE BLACK SCHOOLS WERE LIKE HERE IN SUMMERTON? WHAT KIND 0F SCHOOLS THEY WERE, HOW WERE THEY HEATED? WHAT WAS THE NATURE OF THE SCHOOLS IN SUMMERTON FOR BLACKS?

Harry Briggs, Sr.:

In the late forties? Well, it was wood stove, heat by wood. Black schools was heat by wood. All parents have to go in the woods and get wood to give heat for the children. That's the way we begin our [unintelligible]. So that's why, when the land came in, that's what give us [unintelligible] to make some effort for our children.