Baltimore unveils plaques for courthouse to be named after Elijah Cummings

Baltimore unveils plaques for courthouse to be named after Elijah Cummings

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young (D) on Friday detailed previously announced plans to name a city courthouse after the late Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden comes to Washington to honor John Lewis Lawmakers set for tearful goodbye to John Lewis We have 100 days to make our nation right MORE (D-Md.).

Cummings, who chaired the House Oversight and Reform Committee at the time of his death in October at age 68, was a civil rights advocate who graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law and practiced in Baltimore.

"Elijah was a son of Baltimore. He was proud of Baltimore," his widow, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, said, according to ABC News. "His career as a legal professional started in this courthouse."

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Young unveiled two bronze plaques for the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse, including an image and biography of the late congressman; both will be placed on the building's exterior wall.

The circa-1932 building was formerly a post office designed by architect Steve Ziger. It became a courthouse in the 1970s and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

Rockeymoore Cummings is among those running for her late husband's seat.