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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 Cummings (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."

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.

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