Wes Moore Wins Maryland, Becomes Third Elected Black Governor in American History

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden came to the campus of Bowie State University in Maryland to rally supporters for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore. PHOTO: Julius Washington/Howard University News Service. Photo provided.

Wes Moore, the son of a single mother who rose to become a Rhodes Scholar, Army Captain, and best-selling author, was elected as the governor of Maryland on Tuesday. Moore is not only Maryland’s first African-American governor but only the third Black person elected as governor following L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia and Deval Patrick of Massachusetts.

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