Interview with Harry Briggs, Jr.
QUESTION 6
INTERVIEWER:

CAN YOU DESCRIBE FOR ME AGAIN WHAT WAS SHARECROPPING LIKE FOR BLACKS IN CLAREDON?

Harry Briggs, Jr.:

Sharecropping, that is when the white man own their own land, and the blacks were staying on their land. Therefore they have to plow for them, cook for them, wash for them and pick they[sic] own cotton. Cotton, corn, everything else, wheat, whatever. Then the black kids have to go to school, come back in the afternoon, and help their parents work until night.