Interview with Harry Briggs, Jr.
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

THE FIRST THING I WANTED TO ASK YOU, MR. BRIGGS, IS COULD YOU DESCRIBE FOR US WHAT THE BLACK SCHOOLS WERE LIKE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD IN CLARENDON COUNTY.

Harry Briggs, Jr.:

Well, the schools—we had one school and that was heated by coals and at times the coals would run out. You have to go outside and cut the wood to make our own heat. So, at the white schools you had brick schools, and they had coals also, but we had coals and once the coals run out we have to go back in the woods and make fire for our own heat.