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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Thomas Samuel Hudson and Elberta Pugh-Hudson, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0283. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Sadness and gratitude after Hurricane Floyd

Elberta Hudson describes her reaction to Hurricane Floyd's aftermath. She celebrates the generosity visited on White Stocking in the form of truckloads of Christmas presents. "I been experiencing the jubilee of the Lord ever since it happened," she says, but also confesses to a deep personal sadness at the hurricane's destructiveness and often wept as she had to dispose of the property that she and Thomas had worked hard to accumulate.

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Oral History Interview with Thomas Samuel Hudson and Elberta Pugh-Hudson, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0283. 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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