Agriculture Department Civil Rights and Diversity Conference

The Agriculture Department held the first of a two-day civil rights and diversity conference in reaction to the Shirley Sherrod… read more

The Agriculture Department held the first of a two-day civil rights and diversity conference in reaction to the Shirley Sherrod case. Ms. Sherrod was forced to resign over allegedly discriminatory remarks caught on video. The video was later found to be edited, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack apologized and offered her a new job. 

Secretary Vilsack addressed the conference via pre-recorded video. Joe Leonard then spoke about department progress in dealing with civil rights and diversity issue. Prior to Mr. Leonard, an Agriculture Department video montage showing workers over time was shown. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Joe Leonard Jr. Assistant Secretary Department of Agriculture->Civil Rights
  • Debra Muse Civil Rights Director Department of Agriculture->Forest Service
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Agriculture Department Civil Rights and Diversity Conference

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Program ID:
294988-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 10, 2010
Last Aired:
Aug 12, 2010

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  • Aug 10, 2010 | 8:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 10, 2010 | 7:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 11, 2010 | 1:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 12, 2010 | 12:29am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 12, 2010 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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