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Thu Mar 1, 2012, 04:57 PM

Update and Tribute thread to a great American, Shirley Sherrod.



Sometimes a truely great American pops on to the public radar and then fades and we don't hear about them for a long time.

One of those people that we don't want to forget is Shirley Sherrod.

Shirley Sherrod devoted her life to obtaining justice for those forgotten by the civil rights movement, minority rural farmers.

Shirley life was touched early by hatred when at the age of 17 her father was killed by a white farmer in Georgia. An all white grand jury refused to indict her father's murderer and several months later a cross was burned with the widow, four daughters and a new born son, who would never see his father, inside.

She went on to be one of the first students to integrate an all white school and was the first black woman elected to a county office in her county. She went on to finish college while working for SNCC and getting her masters.

She was a pioneer in civil rights action against the USDA discriminatory action against minority farmers and the class action lawsuit she filed was settled for $ 1 billion.

She joined the USDA as the first African American to serve as Director of Rural Development for Georgia.

She always served with grace and courage.

In 2010 she was the victim of a heavilly edited video by an unscrupulous and vile parasite who used the public square to market lies and engage in defamatory assissination of people that were much classier, more intelligent, more courageous and more honorable.

Two weeks ago the Federal District Judge threw out the bombastic blogger's motion to stop Shirley Sherrod's lawsuit to bring the cretin to the halls of justice and the unscrupulous predator of hate's estate will have to defend the lawsuit in Federal Court.

Justice may be delayed but when it is served it is very very sweet.

http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2012/02/federal-judge-blogger-likely-overreaching-with-anti-slapp-motion.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirley_Sherrod


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/us/politics/13cpac.html?_r=2&emc=eta1

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Reply Update and Tribute thread to a great American, Shirley Sherrod. (Original post)
grantcart Mar 2012 OP
Dawson Leery Mar 2012 #1
grantcart Mar 2012 #4
Borchkins Mar 2012 #2
grantcart Mar 2012 #3
Raine Mar 2012 #5
grantcart Mar 2012 #7
HangOnKids Mar 2012 #6
grantcart Mar 2012 #8
grantcart Mar 2012 #9
hobbit709 Mar 2012 #10
grantcart Mar 2012 #13
mopinko Mar 2012 #11
madokie Mar 2012 #12
politicasista Mar 2012 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2012 #15

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 05:02 PM

1. k/r

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 08:35 PM

4. tks

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 05:16 PM

2. K&R

I met Shirley in 1997 when I was working in Alabama during law school. She's a wonderful, kind, thoughtful and giving person.

She deserves so much better than to be linked with Breitbart through eternity.

B

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Response to Borchkins (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 05:26 PM

3. thanks for that personal note. She looks so warm and gracious in all of her pictures.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 08:38 PM

5. ABSOLUTELY!

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:09 AM

7. thanks

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Mar 1, 2012, 08:42 PM

6. K&R

 

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 01:26 AM

8. thanks

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:23 AM

9. kick

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 10:24 AM

10. K& A BIG R

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 04:13 PM

13. we take em big and small. tks

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:43 PM

11. knr

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:48 PM

12. What a wonderful person

Take the little bastard down Shirley, make him pay

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 04:14 PM

14. Kick

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 08:34 PM

15. K&R, thanks for this post!!

Oh I'm so glad blightbart's motion got thrown. Sue the estate.


"Justice may be delayed but when it is served it is very very sweet."

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