Shirley Sherrod to visit Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Shirley Sherrod, the wrongly fired U.S. Department of Agriculture official, is coming to Birmingham and you can see her. The Birmingham Association of Black Journalists is hosting a conversation with Shirley Sherrod on Tuesday.

Comments Sherrod made about race and her feelings on the subject were taken out of context by a conservative blogger. She was quickly fired from her job as an Agriculture Department official after an edited video of her comments was posted on the internet. Eventually, the Obama Administration offered Sherrod a high-level position within the department. She declined the offer.

On Tuesday night, Sherrod will participate in a question and answer session. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Birmingham Museum of Art. It is open to the public.

Tickets are $30 for the main program. A separate VIP reception will follow.

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