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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Individual help vastly outweighed help from the government

The English family demonstrates a common response to the flooding: growing frustration with government and growing faith in individuals. The help that church groups gave the family vastly outweighs the paltry sum Charles received from the state. The Internal Revenue Service, however, made some friends when it offered a generous tax refund. It seems fitting that an IRS agent described the refund at a local church.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. 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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