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Rep. Mikie Sherrill. Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe.

Sherrill mourns Elijah Cummings

Longtime civil rights activist died Thursday

By Nikita Biryukov, October 17 2019 10:01 am

Rep. Mikie Sherrill mourned the passing of Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings Thursday.

“Chairman Cummings’ unwavering commitment to our country and to the people of Baltimore serves as a model to all those who aspire to serve,” Sherrill said. “A civil rights pioneer and a fierce advocate for justice, he spent his life advocating on behalf of others. His vision for a better America will be sorely missed, and my thoughts are with his family and the Baltimore community today.”

Cummings, a civil rights activist, died Thursday from complications related to longstanding heart problems.

He had served in Congress for 23 years.

He was 68.

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