Wes Moore takes oath of office as Maryland’s first Black governor, reflecting on state’s long road from slavery to his inauguration

Posted on AllSides January 18th, 2023
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Wes Moore, placing his hand on a Bible once owned by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, took his oath of office just after noon Wednesday to become Maryland’s 63rd governor, the state’s first and the country’s only current Black chief executive. Moore was sworn in alongside his family, outgoing Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and state lawmakers inside the State House’s Senate chamber in Annapolis and was set to address a crowd of well-wishers outside the historic building after being introduced by Oprah Winfrey. The moment punctuated the swift and historic rise of...

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