Wes Moore was sworn in Wednesday, becoming Maryland’s first Black governor in the state and only third in the country.

Gov. Moore took the oath of office twice, first in the Senate chamber and later in a public ceremony outside the state house before a large crowd. In both, he swore to “bear true allegiance to the state of Maryland,” with his hand on two Bibles — one owned by his grandfather and the other once owned by abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who was born into slavery in Maryland.

Moore, a bestselling author, nonprofit CEO and combat veteran, won a landslide victory over Trump-backed Republican Dan Cox in November’s elections during which Maryland voters also overwhelmingly …

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