Interview with Harry Briggs, Sr. and Eliza Briggs
QUESTION 18
INTERVIEWER:

ONE LAST QUESTION. HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN THE SUPREME COURT RULING CAME DOWN AND YOU HEARD ABOUT IT? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT DAY?

Harry Briggs, Sr.:

You mean that we'd win? Sure, I was in Florida, but I said, "I can go back home in peace now." We can go home now and try to live happy again. But I must say that we had white friends. We still have some white people went with us, but really give us a hard time. They said, "If you ain't an NAACP member, I'm going to give you hell for not being one, so I'm telling you." Today, I never regret what we did or what happened among us, ‘cause everybody proud. I said, the most of our black, colored children, they don't know about black history. That's mostly why I agree with you all to come here, to let the world see what some of the poor Clarendon County people really come through, because it was rough.