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Column: Remembering Harry Briggs Jr., S.C. child who stood for many

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We were sad to hear about last week’s passing of Harry Briggs Jr.
In the late 1940s, when Harry was in elementary school in Clarendon County, his parents, Harry Briggs Sr. and Eliza Gamble Briggs, thought it was unfair that Harry Jr. and the other black children didn’t have a school bus like the white children did. So Harry Sr. and Eliza joined with other black parents and brought a lawsuit, represented by Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and local lawyer Harold Boulware.


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