Sherrod Gets Apology, Support from Southwest Georgia
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
The family of an Albany civil rights activist, labeled racist and forced to resign from her USDA job, Wednesday called for the White House and the Agriculture Department to apologize.
Late Wednesday afternoon, they got that apology from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. He also offered Shirley Sherrod a new job with the USDA. She's considering the offer. The White House admitted Sherrod was fired without a full exploration of the facts as southwest Georgians rallied to support Sherrod in the Civic Rights Park that bears her husband's name.