‘From sharecropping parents to the Congress of the United States of America … that’s coming a long way, but only in America and only because of the democracy.’ — Civil rights champion Rep. Elijah Cummings showed the nation what a leader could be.

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In US news and current events today, Rep. Elijah Cummings' death surprised the nation today. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore lawmaker, fought fiercely for civil rights and voting rights his entire life. In this collection of Elijah Cummings speeches, it's easy to see how passionate and impactful he was in the House of Representatives. This collection of Elijah Cummings best moments is presented by NowThis News.

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