• Heads up: I always use quotes around racial designations such as "Black" and "White" because I (with reason) believe them to be mere social constructs, mere figments, not accurate or useful classifications. Answer:'ve erred. The first "Black" state governor in the U.S. was Pinckney Pinchback, who took the office of Louisiana state governor in 1872. (Though not elected to that position, he gained that position by legal succession as a result of being elected Louisiana State Senate President pro Tem.) The first ***elected*** "Black" state governor was Douglas Wilder (elected governor of Virginia in 1989). Moore is the first such ***in the state of Maryland**. So: definitely NOT the "first Black American Governor".
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment :)

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