Interview with Shirley Sherrod, April 25, 2018

Collection: South Georgia Civil Rights Oral History Collections

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Description

Shirley Sherrod was born and raised in Baker County, Georgia. She was formerly the Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture. Sherrod married Charles Sherrod and built New Communities, Inc. alongside him. In her interview, she discusses her experiences in segregated schools, discrimination, and the Baker County Movement. Sherrod also explains the planning, development, and complications of New Communities, Inc. leading up to the Pigford v. Glickman lawsuit.

Date

2018-04-25

Identifier

RBRL424SGCR-001

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Location

Albany, Georgia

Duration

86 minutes



Citation

Shirley Sherrod and James Wall, “Interview with Shirley Sherrod, April 25, 2018,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 8, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL424SGCR/RBRL424SGCR-001.