Interview with Harry Briggs, Sr. and Eliza Briggs
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

YOU'VE ALREADY TOLD ME, BUT WHY DID YOU SIGN THE PETITION? WHAT WAS IT THAT YOU WANTED TO DO THERE?

Harry Briggs, Sr.:

Well, we call it for better serving. At the time, it was equal, but separate, but it didn't, it wouldn't, work out. So we had to work for equal. That's when we started getting help from different lawyers and what not. Just like this other case, they throw that out, so then we took up this case to fight. So that's what we fight for, freedom, what we call it. Equal rights. That's what we want all that whole time. And it went from Briggs versus Eliot, what's that, education, what you all call that? Brown versus Eliot. That's the story of our history today, Brown versus Eliot. That's where Briggs come in at.