EPES, Ala. (AP) - August 21, 2010
Sherrod was forced to resign last month after a conservative
blogger posted excerpts from a March speech depicting her as
racist. The NAACP and others, including the USDA, condemned the
remarks before grasping the full context of the story, which was
meant as a lesson in overcoming racism.
The White House and the NAACP have since apologized and Vilsack
offered her a new position.
Sherrod spoke Saturday in Alabama at an event hosted by the
Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. The nonprofit group
helps family farms in the South, especially black-owned farms.