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HISSYSPITTING!
Posted by Hissyspit in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Jul 21st 2010, 06:10 PM
Doing her job, doing a good job, doing what she is SUPPOSED to do. One of those proverbial everyday American heroes/heroines and a member of the Obama administration (and hoped to be back at work doing good for Americans again soon).

SHERROD from her NAACP address: "It was 45 years ago today that my father's funeral was held. I was a young girl at the age of 17 when my father was murdered by a white man in Baker County. In Baker County, the murder of black people occurred periodically, and in every case the white men who murdered them were never punished. It was no different in my father's case. There were three witnesses to his murder, but the grand jury refused to indict the white man who murdered him.

-snip -

My father wasn't the first black person to be killed. He was a leader in the community. He wasn't the first to be killed by white men in the county. But I couldn't just let his death go without doing something in answer to what happened. I made the commitment on the night of my father's death, at the age of 17, that I would not leave the South, that I would stay in the South and devote my life to working for change. And I've been true to that commitment all of these 45 years."

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/s...

SHERROD: "...if I take him to one of them, that his own kind would take care of him ... but that lawyer failed to help ... I did not discriminate against the farmer. And, in fact, I went all out to frantically look for a lawyer at the last minute because the first lawyer we went to was not doing anything to really help him. In fact, that lawyer suggested they should just let the farm go. The second attorney (was able to help the farmer) file Chapter 11 bankruptcy to help the family stay on the farm."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Sherr...

SHERROD speaking of FOX NEWS: "I think they should but they won't. They intended exactly what they did... They were looking for the result they got yesterday. I am just a pawn. I was just here. They are after a bigger thing, they would love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line...

WILLIE NELSON on Huffington Post today: "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.

The real story of Shirley Sherrod deserved to be told a long time ago. She has had an amazing impact on the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of families and communities throughout the South. Farmers of every race have struggled with the income inequities that have persisted for generations, and advocates like Ms. Sherrod have moved mountains to ensure that families can remain in their homes and on their farms.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/willie-nelso...

ROGER SPOONER, the farmer she helped: "She led us right to our success." ... "I don't know what brought up the racist mess," Roger Spooner said. "They just want to stir up some trouble, it sounds to me in my opinion."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SULVy16GT5U

ELOISE SPOONER: "She helped us and we're going to help them."

http://www.ajc.com/news/usda-reconsiders-f...


ROGER SPOONER: "She was just as nice as she could be...
She saved our farm. Four hundred, some five hundred acres.
She saved our farm."




http://aglawllm.blogspot.com

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