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 [...]

By |2010-08-29T15:54:36-05:00August 1st, 2010|Commentary, Editorial, John Johnson, News, Politics|0 Comments

Shirley Sherrod, A Family Farmers Friend

Shirley Sherrod, a Family Farmer’s Friend By Willie Nelson Shirley Sherrod has been a great friend to me, Farm Aid and family farmers for 25 years. She has always worked to improve economic opportunities for family farmers in the South, going back to when I first met her as the director of the Georgia Field Office for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. Like Ms. Sherrod herself has said, she’s always tried to help those who don’t have so that they can have a little more. [...]

By |2010-08-03T12:11:45-05:00August 1st, 2010|Commentary, Editorial, News, People|0 Comments
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