National Security and Shirley Sherrod

National Security and Shirley Sherrod By John Johnson I was particularly irritated last month by the Shirley Sherrod story. Shirley Sherrod has worked in the civil rights movement since the Sixties, and was a member of SNCC. Her father was murdered by the KKK and her family harassed. She’s dedicated her life to helping Black farmers, first working in non-profits, later for the Department of Agriculture. A few years ago she talked about how she was once asked to help a white farmer. She thought about deferring [...]