Shirley Sherrod Makes Amends With NAACP

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley
Sherrod is publicly making amends with the NAACP after the group's
president condemned her for misconstrued comments she made about

Sherrod and NAACP President Ben Jealous will appear together at
a rural development conference in Alabama on Saturday, and Sherrod
has written a letter to the group's members encouraging them to
fight racism.

Jealous traveled to Sherrod's house in Georgia two weeks ago to
apologize once more for being "hoodwinked" as he called it by a
conservative blogger who had posted an edited clip of comments she
made in a speech. The clip incorrectly made her speech appear
divisive, and USDA asked her to resign.

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