Source: The Baltimore Sun
On December 3, 2002 The Baltimore Sun reported that "Baltimore County [MD] swore in its new government yesterday... In the year 2002, Kenneth N. Oliver became the first African-American in history to become a Baltimore County councilman. Oliver's swearing-in was only part of the imagery of an increasingly cosmopolitan county. The day's speakers included the Rev. Charles T. Sembly of United Bethel AME Church, Bhai Jagmohamji of the Metropolitan Sikh Association, Rabbi Herman N. Neuberger of Ner Israel Rabbinical College and Padmanabha S. Joshi of the Greater Baltimore Indo-American Temple."