January 11, 2011
In a photo made from video provided by CBSNews.com, former USDA official Shirley Sherrod is interviewed Thursday on "The Early Show." President Obama apologized to Sherrod over her ousting in the midst of a racially tinged firestorm that ensnared the White House, Agriculture Department, NAACP and an online blogger.
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Shirley Sherrod of Albany, the former Georgia director of Rural Development with the U.S. Department of Agriculture until she was forced to resign last year, will be honored Feb. 10 by the Georgia Summit of African American Business Organizations.