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Wes Moore to be sworn in, making history as Md.’s first Black governor

January 18, 2023

With his hand on a Bible owned by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Wes Moore will be sworn in Wednesday to become Maryland’s first Black governor and only the third elected in U.S. history. Moore, an author, combat veteran and former chief of a poverty-fighting nonprofit, will take the oath of office on the steps of the State House in Annapolis, just blocks away from a dock where Africans, forced into the enslaved person trade, arrived in America to be sold. When he is inaugurated at noon, Moore will become the state’s 63rd governor, returning control of the governor’s mansion to Democrats after eight years of Republican rule.

Article Source: Washington Post

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