Elijah Cummings was the son of preachers and sharecroppers who rose to become chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, skewering DONALD JOHN TRUMP and all of his works and pomps.
I often had a chance to observe the poverty in Baltimore, riding AMTRAK from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., peering into people's backyards and the sere remnants of factories. This article reveals the racist redneck peckerwoods who attacked an eleven year old African-American boy for swimming.
Historically, Baltimore and Maryland were pro-secession and pro-segregation.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln was almost assassinated there in February 1861 on the way to his Inauguration. Only deft suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and arrest of secessionist legislators kept Maryland in the Union in 1861. Otherwise, Maryland might have joined the criminals in the Confederacy, isolating Washington, D.C.
From The Washington Post: