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American Minister & Civil Rights Activist, Charles Sherrod, dies at 85

Charles Sherrod was an American minister and civil rights activist who was known as one of the first to practice the jail- no bail strategy.

He was also a  supporter of racial integration who believed in recruiting white as well as black members to assist with voter registration efforts.

What Caused the Death of civil rights activist Charles Sherrod?

Charles Sherrod passed away on October 11th, 2022 at the age of 85. His family made the announcement of his passing in a statement without providing a cause. He was well known for taking part in numerous 1960s movements, including the Selma Voting Rights Movement and others.

After the US Supreme Court desegregated schools, he grew up and became a preacher at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, where he frequently preached to children. It was around this time that he first got involved in the civil rights struggle. The students at the time selected incarceration with bail in an effort to fill the jails, similar to many activists.

Charles Sherrod Age, Family, and Early Life

Charles Sherrod was born on January 2, 1937, in Surry, Virginia, USA. He was 85 years old at the time of his death. He was raised by his Baptist grandmother. However, we do not have any specific information regarding his family background, which makes it difficult to find any specific information about his father and mother right now.

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Furthermore, we haven’t heard about his family, so we don’t know whether he has any siblings or not. We are therefore unable to provide you with any current information about his life. Once we learn more about him, we will update whatever is relevant to him.

Charles Sherrod Career, What was his Profession?

He was a civil rights activist and an American preacher. Sherrod participated in the founding of the Albany Movement during the civil rights era. He took part in numerous other movements of the 1960s, including the Selma Voting Rights Movement and others. Sherrod’s advocacy, however, persisted throughout his life through his work with the Albany City Council, New Communities, and the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education.

Shirley Sherrod, a former employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was his wife. When he was older, he started preaching at Mount Olivet Baptist Church and frequently addressed kids. After the Supreme Court of the United States desegregated schools in the Brown v. Board of Education case, Sherrod first got involved in the civil rights movement.

Which school and college did he go to?

He attended Sunday school at a Baptist church and later studied sociology at Virginia Union University.

Charles Sherrod Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of this person is currently unclear due to the lack of publicly accessible personal information.

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We will update this section as soon as we receive any information related to him or his family’s worth in near future.

Charles Sherrod Wife, What about his relationship?

He was a married man and he was married to Shirley Sherrod who is a former Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture. They both share two children together.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

We did not find him on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we assume he might not be available on it or might be available with a different username.

We will update this section if we get any leads in the future regarding his social media presence on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or any other platforms.

Physical Appearance of Charles Sherrod’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourSalt and paper
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Charles Sherrod’s should be known

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Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseShirley Sherrod