Interview with Harry Briggs, Sr. and Eliza Briggs
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

I WANT TO ASK YOU AGAIN, HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN THE SUPREME COURT HANDED DOWN THE DECISION? HOW DID YOU FEEL IN YOUR HEART WHEN YOU HEARD THAT NEWS?

Harry Briggs, Sr.:

Well, I said, "That's it. I guess we'll have freedom from now on." So then, that's when we began to try and do something for ourselves. Because, my time, we traveled, it wasn't no bathroom for colored people. You couldn't go in these motels, and hotels. You have to, when you get off the bus, it wasn't no bathroom for colored people. You have to run round the building. After we come, have freedom to go in motels, bathrooms. We said, we do have freedom now. So I thought that was a great thing for us. Because once we, for people want lunch, we have to go to that window to get a sandwich. Now we can go in and sit down.