Interview with Harry Briggs, Jr.
QUESTION 9
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU AFTER THE PETITION GOT SIGNED AND THE CASE BEGAN?

Harry Briggs, Jr.:

What happened to me? I couldn't get a job. They wouldn't give me a job, for no reason. And this have me—they give me a nickname, they call me a nigger, you know. No, "Seg," "Seg," like with segregation. They call me "Seg." So my classmates, my friends used to get in a lot of fights over that. Name was "Seg." And then it was time for the school bus, at the time they said, "That's Harry Briggs' son, so don't let him take the test for the school bus." So they discuss a little something over to themselves. They said "Well, we let him take the test." They will—"We will not give him a bus." So I took the test. I passed the test. Time for to give the guys the buses to run the routes, they don't give me a bus. So one time one of my friends what got sick. So I run his route. They saw the school bus in my yard. So they called the other guy who was in charge of gassing the buses up, told him to get that bus out of Harry Briggs' yard, that he will get fired. So he called me and decided look, "You can't drive. You're not no replacement anymore." And that's what happened.