Briggs v. Elliott

The Briggs v. Elliott case began as a simple request to provide bus transportation. In addition to having separate and very inferior facilities, black children had to walk to school, sometimes many miles. 

PHOTO: Mr. Harry Briggs and wife Eliza, plaintiffs in the landmark case of Briggs v. Elliott, and Rev. J.A. DeLaine after they had been forced to leave South Carolina due to the repercussions of helping to initiate a petition to acquire school buses for black children in Clarendon County.

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Clarendon County | Road Trip
Clarendon County | Road Trip

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Rev. J. A. DeLaine and several others helped build the national case Brown v. Board of Education. DeLaine's family and other Clarendon county residents recall the bravery shown by signers of the...
Briggs v. Elliott | Road Trip
Briggs v. Elliott | Road Trip

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The Briggs v. Elliott case began as a simple request to provide bus transportation. In addition to having separate and very inferior facilities, black children had to walk to school, sometimes many...
Clarendon Today | Road Trip
Clarendon Today | Road Trip

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Ferdinand Pearson | Road Trip
Ferdinand Pearson | Road Trip

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Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney | Road Trip
Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney | Road Trip

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