We Lost A True Warrior In Elijah Cummings
Elijah Eugene Cummings (January 18, 1951 – October 17, 2019) was an American politician and the member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district.
The district includes just over half of the city of Baltimore, most of the majority-black precincts of Baltimore County, as well as most of Howard County.
He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was a loving husband, father, activist, life long Baltimore resident, a member of the Democratic Party and chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
On October 17, 2019, Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 68 from, his spokeswoman stated, “complications concerning longstanding health challenges”.
“Juneteenth” is a holiday in the United States of America that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolishment of slavery. It is also known as Independence Day or Freedom Day. Although the Emancipation Proclamation which was effective January 1, 1863, it was not enforced until after the collapse of the Confederacy.
The name Juneteenth is a combination of June and nineteenth, the date of it’s celebration and is recognized as a state holiday in 46 of 50 states. Black Americans gather in fellowship to celebrate this historical occasion which is part of a very dark past in American history.
Let us all of every race take this opportunity to honour and celebrate those who fought for the freedoms we have today.