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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Bert Pickett, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0285. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Fighting to get compensation for flood losses

Pickett reveals some of the details of his struggle to get compensation for his losses. He traveled to Raleigh with a group of people to protest the fact that farmers had been voted a larger chunk of money than homeowners, and that Governor Jim Hunt intended to take the aid money from social programs rather than from taxation.

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Oral History Interview with Bert Pickett, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0285. 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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