Democrat Wes Moore won his election to become Maryland's first Black governor and just the third-ever Black governor elected in U.S. history.

After already breaking barriers as both the first woman and Black person to be elected as New York State Attorney General, political powerhouse Letitia "Tish" James is continuing her rise in the Democratic ranks by officially running for governor.

Ben Jealous’ Democratic primary victory in Maryland meant there were two Black nominees for governor.

The 2018 election cycle offers an opportunity to end the drought of Black governors.