Despite Adversity, Shirley Sharrod Has History of Civil Service

Krissah Thompson of The Washington Post reports on Shirley Sharrod’s continuous commitment to equality and fair treatment for everyone and sets the record straight on her grossly misrepresented NAACP speech: “It is Spooner [a white farmer] whom Sherrod was talking about when she related the story that became bait for conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart’s false proposition — that Sherrod had denied Spooner help — was revealed when the farmer appeared on CNN to back her. ‘I tell you what, I never was treated no better than Shirley,’ Spooner said as his wife, Eloise, nodded in agreement.”