The oral history consists of twelve digital files: 2011.174.50.1a, 2011.174.50.1b, 2011.174.50.1c, 2011.174.50.1d, 2011.174.50.1e, 2011.174.50.1f, 2011.174.50.1g, 2011.174.50.1h, 2011.174.50.1i, 2011.174.50.1j, and 2011.174.50.1k, 2011.174.50.1l.
Shirley Sherrod recalls growing up on a farm in Baker County, Georgia, her father's murder, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She remembers traveling to Washington, D. C., to protest the Justice Department, and the attacks on her husband, the Reverend Charles Sherrod, a civil rights leader in Albany, Georgia. She also discusses starting the New Communities Land Trust and working for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives and other organizations to help African American farmers.
The oral history consists of five digital files: 2011.174.67.1a, 2011.174.67.1b, 2011.174.67.1c, 2011.174.67.1d, and 2011.174.67.1e.
Grace Hall Miller (mother of activist Shirley Sherrod) describes her childhood in Baker County, Georgia, her education in segregated schools, her marriage to Hosie Miller, Sr., and their early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Grace Hall Miller's commitment to the Baker County Movement grew following the murder of her husband by a white neighbor in 1965. She describes how her house became headquarters for the local movement and how the community rallied to support her and her children. Miller's children were among the black students who integrated white schools, and because of their experience, she dedicated much of her life to improving education.