“Whatever it is that you believe is stopping you from being all you can be, you need to change that right now.” – Elijah Cummings (1951-2019)
To Do Today: “Have confidence in your competence. Most people who are hating on you are not worried about where you are. They’re worried about where you’re going.” – Elijah Cummings (1951-2019)
Rep. Elijah Cummings rose from segregated childhood to powerful political voice in Baltimore, Washington
Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun
U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings — the son of sharecroppers who rose to become a House committee chairman and Baltimore icon — often spoke of the need to leave a legacy for “generations unborn,” but said he was unsure how his own contributions might be remembered.
“I’m here for a season and a reason,” the veteran Democratic lawmaker said this summer in his Capitol Hill office, sitting below framed photographs of civil rights leaders Nelson Mandela and Coretta Scott King. “I don’t know why I’m here, I don’t know how long I’ll be here, but I’m here. And I’m going to make the best of it.”
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