Interview with Harry Briggs, Sr. and Eliza Briggs
QUESTION 29
INTERVIEWER:

DID THE BLACK CHILDREN HAVE BETTER BOOKS OR WORSE BOOKS?

Eliza Briggs:

I think they had worse books. When my son finish[ed], he only had four subjects. And I did want him to go to college, but the four books—he wasn't able to make it to college with only four subjects—four books, or whatever you call it. And Carrie Martin told me that they were, "Don't try to send Harry to college, because he don't have enough learning, or enough semesters, to try to make it through college."