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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Edward S. Johnson, October 28, 1985. Interview K-0012. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The power of small decisions in a grassroots coalition

This passage demonstrates how a project with potentially significant environmental implications, and certainly with large political and economic implications, can hinge on one small decision: in this case, on whether or not one family will sell their property. At the time of the interview, Johnson thinks there is a "99 percent chance" the reservoir will be built.

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Oral History Interview with Edward S. Johnson, October 28, 1985. Interview K-0012. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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