SLIDESHOW: A closer look at Wes Moore, the man who will become Maryland's first Black governor

By Sonja Y. Foster and Kenya Whitfield
NABJ Black News & Views

On Nov. 8, Democrat Wes Moore, an antipoverty advocate who has never held elected office, handily won the election for governor of Maryland, making him the first Black governor of that state and the third in the United States since Reconstruction. Moore is a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Johns Hopkins University and a Rhodes Scholar who has earned a master’s degree from Oxford University. Moore also led troops in Afghanistan as an Army captain before heading an antipoverty fund. NABJ Black News & Views takes a look at his life and his campaign.

Learn more about Moore in the in-depth profile by Pulitzer-winner E.R. Shipp.

Photos: Wes Moore