Elijah Cummings

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When we’re dancing with the angels, the question will be asked: "In 2019, what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy intact?"

Elijah Cummings (18 January 1951 – 17 October 2019) was an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district from 1996 to 2019. He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates.


  • I’ve often said our children are the living messages we send to a future that we will never see. But now our children are sending us to a future that they will never see. There’s something wrong with this picture.
    • Speech at the funeral of Freddie Gray (April 27, 2015)[1]


  1. Cobb, Jelani (October 18, 2019). "What Elijah Cummings Meant to Baltimore". New Yorker (New York). 

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