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Wes Moore sworn in to office as first Black governor of Maryland


Governor Wes Moore looks out on the crowd with his wife, Dawn, after being sworn into office on Jan. 18 in Annapolis, Md. (Photo by James Fields)
Governor Wes Moore looks out on the crowd with his wife, Dawn, after being sworn into office on Jan. 18 in Annapolis, Md. (Photo by James Fields)

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore was sworn in as the state's first Black governor on Wednesday, punctuating his inauguration with references to Black history that included an acknowledgment of the enslaved people who once arrived by ship near the State House. The governor's inauguration was a historic and meaningful moment for the state of Maryland and the nation as a whole.


Governor Moore spoke about the need for unity and healing in the state, saying, "we are all Marylanders, and we will move forward together." He outlined plans to focus on economic recovery, improving education, and addressing racial injustice and inequality issues. The governor also pledged to make Maryland a leader in the fight against climate change and to work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society.


The governor acknowledged the significance of his position as the first Black governor of Maryland and recognized the sacrifices and struggles of those who came before him. He stated that he would work to continue the legacy of those who fought for civil rights and equality and to ensure that all Marylanders have an equal opportunity to succeed. He also mentioned that he is aware of the responsibility of being the first African-American Governor of Maryland and will take the opportunity to make sure that the State's government better serves all its citizens.


In his speech, Governor Moore emphasized the importance of working together and finding common ground to move the state forward. He urged all Marylanders to unite and work towards a shared goal of making the state a better place for all its residents. He also emphasized that to achieve this, it's crucial to listen to different perspectives and to be open to new ideas.


Overall, Governor Moore's inauguration was a momentous occasion for the state of Maryland and the nation. His message of unity, healing, and progress resonated with many, and his plans for the state have generated a lot of hope and optimism for the future. It is now up to the governor to deliver on his promises and to work towards building a better and more inclusive Maryland for all its residents.

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