Delaware first Jewish Governor, Jack Markell, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery in the United States, announced on Sunday a resolution to officially apologize for his state’s role in slavery.
Delaware Governor Jack Markell issued a posthumous pardon for Samuel Burris on Monday in the same courtroom where the free black man was convicted 168 years ago of helping slaves escape through the Underground Railroad.
Democratic Governor (and Habonim Camp Galil alum) Jack Markell projected to win reelection in Delaware. Also projected to win in Del., incumbent Sen. Tom Carper (D).
Delaware’s Jack Markell, the only Jewish governor, is spearheading President Obama’s effort to win over Jewish voters in swing states.