Joseph Stalin - His policies led to the imprisonment, deportation, exile and execution of many of the Russian citizens. His policies that changed Russia from an agrarian society to an industrial power so disrupted the country's agriculture that it created the catastrophic Soviet famine of 1932-33. The campaign that resulted in the Great Purge saw the execution of hundreds of thousands. This included major figures in the Communist Party. I remember listening to reports of his death in 1953.
First African American Secretary of Agriculture and Howard University graduate (LA BA 1975) The Honorable Alphonso Michael "Mike" Espy received the D.H.L. in 1993 when he served as Howard University Charter Day Speaker.
In the Ringling Bros. circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. Tigers are viciously struck with sticks so that they'll perform difficult and confusing tricks. Be the voice for these animals by sharing this information with everyone you know. Sign the letter to Secretary of Agriculture to help put an end to this abuse.
In the two months since the election, the president-elect selected 13 of 15 cabinet posts, from the departments of State to Justice to Health and Human Services. But he’s left to the end his candidate to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency most connected to rural voters who helped propel him into office.
Eisenhower, center, used the airplane until November 1954, when it was replaced. Above, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson (left) and Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay (right) in September 1954