Elijah was first and foremost a man of integrity.  He was home grown and loved Baltimore City. Always available to help his people… or others who could use a word of encouragement.  He fought the good fight and I know that he is singing with the angels knowing he did what he could and did not stand on the sidelines … he was in the arena fighting for our freedom and rights. 

  • Laura Phillips Byrd, AFRO Board Member

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. ,(AP Photo)