Photo essay: Scenes from Mayor Cherelle Parker’s historic inauguration

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History was made in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Cherelle Parker was inaugurated as the city’s 100th mayor. She is the first woman and the first Black woman to hold the post.

The former City Council member was sworn in privately ahead of Tuesday’s formal inauguration, sources told WHYY News.

Kenyatta Johnson, surviving multiple legal battles, became City Council president.

Here’s how the day unfolded, in photos.

  • January 2, 2024
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