Just minutes from the docks where Africans were brought to be slaves in America; using a Bible owned by one of the most famous escaped slaves; and just steps from a statue honoring the Maryland man who was the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Maryland’s first Black governor was inaugurated on Wednesday.

It was a great day for our state and for our country.

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Jo and Bob H

Correction: “. . . thinking his experience . . . “ should read “ . . . thinking another candidate’s experience . . . “

Jo and Bob H

Many thanks for this so well reasoned and constructive piece. We didn’t vote for him, thinking his experience with ‘real world’ politics and governance made him better suited for the job. But after hearing our new Governor’s first inaugural address and finally taking the time and ‘trouble’ to learn more about him and his already very practical and productive efforts to make the American dream and promise a reality for all not just some of us, we’re very grateful to all who did.

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