Interview with Harry Briggs, Sr. and Eliza Briggs
QUESTION 17
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT WAS IT THAT YOU WANTED FOR YOUR CHILDREN? WHY DID YOU EVEN BOTHER TO FILE THE CASE AND PETITION? THEY COULD HAVE CONE TO THE BLACK SCHOOL, THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN EASIER FOR YOU IN SUMMERTON. YOU WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO LEAVE AND GO TO FLORIDA. WHY DID YOU DO THAT?

Harry Briggs, Sr.:

It wasn't but one school. It wasn't such a thing as black and white, only to the black. And the [ black ] was so far ahead of us, we want what they have. Should I say it that way? That's why we scuffle so hard to make things better for our children. We want them to have equal rights. That's what we really went for. As I said back there, we're never sorry for what we did for the benefit of our black children.