Howard University will pay tribute to the life of the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, who died last month.
Political analyst and Cummings’ longtime friend Donna Brazile will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The tribute will take place on Nov.25 at 6 p.m. in the School of Business Auditorium with seating first come, first served, according to the university.
Cummings, an alumnus of Howard, served Maryland’s 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 20 years. During his time at Howard, Cummings held various leadership positions including serving on the George W. Carver and Meridian Hill Hall Judiciary Board and as president and treasurer of the Howard University Student Association (HUSA).
“As we reflect on the many successes Congressman Cummings achieved during his lifetime, of greatest significance, he was present and there for his family, the less fortunate, the persecuted, the victimized, the city of Baltimore, America and Howard University,” said Howard University’s president Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. “We, here at Howard, will strive to perpetuate his legacy by taking up his clarion call and fighting for equality and justice. While devastated at the news of his passing, we are truly honored to celebrate the life of a true son of Howard.”