Interview with Harry Briggs, Jr.
QUESTION 10
INTERVIEWER:

YOU WERE TELLING ME A STORY ABOUT AS A CHILD, A JOB MOWING THE LAWNS, CAN YOU TELL ME THAT STORY?

Harry Briggs, Jr.:

Yeah, well, I had one job offered to me: mowing the lawn. So I go ahead, yeah, pretty big, pretty large lawn. So they had a white guy there mowing the lawn where he had a gas motor. So when I got there, they give me the job. They took the gas motor, and throw it in the barn, and give me one of these push-jobs. Once your grass gets so high, light as I am…and I'm pushing. So I did it for one day, and told my father, "I'm not going back." So he sent me back with another—pushing the lawnmower—and I sat there in 110 degrees and 100 degrees. This is too much.