I’ve said many times, “We’re better than this…” I said it on the streets of my home, Baltimore, a city on the verge of explosion over police treatment of citizens. I said it in Congress when microphones were shut down, barring free speech… I will continue to say it. Because we must call out what is wrong, and call on our better selves to make things right. This is a fight for the future of our democracy. — Rep. Elijah Cummings
Join Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings—Elijah’s widow—and We’re Better Than This co-author James Dale for an online conversation on the life and work of the late Congressman.
This event is presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. See link below for details.
ALOUD—Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Tuesday, February 9.
3 pm on the West Coast; 6 pm East Coast.
From top: Elijah Cummings (center) in 1988, courtesy and © Afro Newspaper /Gado / Getty Images; Elijah Cummings, We’re Better Than This, cover image courtesy and © HarperCollins; Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, courtesy of Dr. Cummings; Elijah Cummings (left).