Patrick becomes nation's third African-American governor

Yes, you heard me, third.

While I realize that most of the sources are specifying that he's the second elected African-American governor in the United States, which is accurate, he is in fact the third to serve. P.B.S. Pinchback served as governor of Louisiana after an impeachment. Some sources are referring to Deval Patrick as the second African-American governor in U.S. history, which is incorrect.

Historygeekage aside, I'd like to welcome Deval Patrick as our new governor. He couldn't have been sworn in a moment too soon.

Now, Governor Patrick, see what you can do about certain state leaders thinking it's constitutional to vote on civil rights issues or to violate ex post facto. Thanks!


Rhea said...

I heard about the third black governor, too. Thanks for the details. I am so excited to have Deval Patrick as governor. Massachusetts is pretty cool, huh?

Molly said...

Is it just me or does "P.B.S. Pinchback" sound like a subject line for an e-mail forwarding that petition to save Sesame Street?

Jennifer said...

Hmm...I had no idea, and I'm a fact junkie as well. Thanks, it's a good piece of triva.