Sherwood Ross was an award-winning reporter. He served in the U.S Air Force where he contributed to his base newspaper. He later worked for The Miami Herald and Chicago Daily News. He contributed a weekly column on working for a major wire service. He was also an editorial and book publicist. He resided in Florida.
He passed away June 21st from complications due to a brain injury he sustained in 2016.
His last article was published on July 7, 2016. This was at the time of his accident and shows how he was active and expressive to the last moment. He made such an big positive impact with his activism for civil and human rights. His impact is highlighted in obituaries that are being published and how his memory is being shared and perpetuated in his home town of Miami, Florida and throughout the country.
Here are links to published articles about Sherwood’s passing:
It is interesting to note that Sherwood’s “hit” song “I Sliced Pastrami for the C.I.A.” resides in the Smithsonian Folkways folk archives!
A prolific writer, he published so many worthwhile, passionate articles on the VT.
A public tribute to Sherwood is being held at the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida on August 16th. He was admired, respected and well-liked among the political activists, folk singers and poets in the Miami community.
Truly, he is already missed. VT is lessor today than when Sherwood was on top of things. There is no replacement for a Sherwood Ross; just an unfulfilled hole. VT will keep up the good effort in his memory always.
Thank you Sherwood
From all of us at VT…… missing you!