Shirley Sherrod went from being one of the leading activists for poor farmers in the United States as the head of Rural Development of the state of Georgia, personally appointed by President Obama, to the top of the National Headlines when conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart created a spin on a quote from one of her speeches, that made her look like she was exhibiting “Reverse Racism”, leading to her unexpected firing and “being thrown under the bus” by the same President who had once praised her.  Where most people would have packed up their career and given in, Shirley was later vindicated when the President and hard core Right Wingers like Bill O’Reilly later publicly apologized to her once they found out the spin of the quote, and with the same courage and class that Shirley has lived her life after watching her own father be murdered by a white man when she was a kid, she has gone on to share her story, and continue to help poor farmers with an even more powerful message then before!  Her new book/memoir “The Courage To Hope”, tells that story, and how an already accomplished and brave woman fought for her name and life back to help people live theirs!

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down for an exclusive interview with the incredible Shirley Sherrod during the media blitz in NYC for her new book, including various TV Appearances on CNN, Huffington Post, NPR, and more, to talk about her unique journey and vindication, what it felt like to have the President throw her under the bus without first investigating the situation, how she felt when she had learned Andrew Breitbart passed away, growing up in the Jim Crow era of the South, how she was able to overcome watching a white man murder her father to then help poor white farmers, and what lies ahead for a woman I now consider a personal hero.  In a world where people do good for publicity and press, it is astonishing to be in the presence of a woman who does good to benefit the world and help people who truly need it.  Enjoy Kade Nation!!


Here is Shirley Sherrod on CNN’s Starting Point With Soledad O’Brien right after chatting with me!