Gov.-elect Wes Moore embraces Maryland’s Black history as he readies for historic oath of office

Posted on AllSides January 17th, 2023
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The inauguration day of Westley Watende Omari Moore as Maryland’s first Black governor is shaping up to look like a walk through history. An early morning visit to the Annapolis docks where enslaved Africans once arrived on Maryland’s shores. An oath of office using a Bible owned by Frederick Douglass. An inaugural speech just steps from a statue of Thurgood Marshall that marks the spot where he argued as a young lawyer before becoming the first Black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. After a campaign in which Moore sometimes...

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