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Today - Monday, July 26 - we on Just Peace will talk with Shirley and Charles Sherrod. As all of you know, Shirley was asked to resign from the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of a distorted video from her speech before the NAACP – it was a speech about transformation on race and understanding of the struggles experienced by the poor whether black or white. A media frenzy around the country ensued. The Secretary of Agriculture and President Obama have apologized to her.
I have worked with Shirley for years at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund where Shirley worked as Georgia Field Director until her appointment at the USDA last year. Her work in agriculture and in assisting farmers throughout the region and the country are remarkable.
We will discuss with her and her husband Charles about the subsequent events this week and what all this means in terms of the USDA and the nation as a whole regarding the issue of racism and agriculture.
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On the fourth Monday of each month we on Just Peace will talk with attorneys on some of the critical legal issues facing our communities. You are welcome to call in to the studio in the latter part of the interview to ask questions. The phone number into the studio is 404 523 8989.
Nadia Ali, Ph.D.
Co-producers, Just Peace
WRFG 89.3 FM
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The American Civil Rights Union (ACLU)
Introduction to the Federation Government’s Voting Rights Laws
Department of Justice – Civil Rights Division
Congress of Racial Equality
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Transcript of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act – Preclearance Requirement
SEC. 5. Whenever a State or political subdivision with respect to which the prohibitions set forth in section 4(a) are in effect shall enact or seek to administer any voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure with respect to voting different from that in force or effect on November 1, 1964, such State or subdivision may institute an action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for a declaratory judgment that such qualification, prerequisite, standard, practice, or procedure does not have the purpose and will not have the effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race or color, and unless and until the court enters such judgment no person shall be denied the right to vote for failure to comply with such qualification, prerequisite, standard, practice, or procedure: Provided, That such qualification, prerequisite, standard, practice, or procedure may be enforced without such proceeding if the qualification, prerequisite, standard, practice, or procedure has been submitted by the chief legal officer or other appropriate official of such State or subdivision to the Attorney General and the Attorney General has not interposed an objection within sixty days after such submission, except that neither the Attorney General's failure to object nor a declaratory judgment entered under this section shall bar a subsequent action to enjoin enforcement of such qualification, prerequisite, standard, practice, or procedure. Any action under this section shall be heard and determined by a court of three judges in accordance with the provisions of section 2284 of title 28 of the United States Code and any appeal shall lie to the Supreme Court.