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Thu, 12.24.1992

The First Black Secretary of Agriculture in America is Appointed

Mike Espy

On this date in 1992, Mike Espy then a U.S. Congressman from Mississippi was appointed to serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

The appointment by Bill Clinton made Espy the first Black to hold that position in American government.

To become an Agricultural & Food Scientist


New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

This is an African worm but then a worm in any land is still a worm. It will not stride, run, stand up before butterflies, who have passed their worm-like... THIS IS AN AFRICAN WORM by Margaret Danner.
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