Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse
Eighth Circuit - Baltimore City
• On August 9, the Circuit Court for Baltimore City unveiled a mosaic of the late U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings at the Circuit Court for Baltimore City Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse. Nearly 50 people varying in age, race, and gender, including alumni and personal friends of Congressman Cummings, participated in the creation of the mosaic. The three-by-five-foot “Living Messages” mosaic features the likeness of the late Congressman Elijah E. Cummings along with his quote, “Our children are the living message we send to a future we will never see.” It was crafted by Art with a Heart and commissioned by alumni of the Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP) as a way to honor the legacy of the late congressman. Remarks were given by Congressman Kweisi Mfume, Seventh Congressional District of Maryland; Mayor Brandon Scott of Baltimore City, Administrative Judge Audrey J.S. Carrión, Circuit Court for Baltimore City; then Judge Karen Chaya Friedman, Circuit Court for Baltimore City, and former Chair of the Elijah Cummings Youth Program; Ms. Nadia West, alumnus Elijah Cummings Youth Program; Ms. Randi Pupkin, founder of Art with a Heart; Ms. Jennifer Cummings, daughter of the late Congressman Cummings. The speakers shared the impact the late congressman had on each of their lives and how his leadership continues to serve as inspiration.
(left to right) Kathleen St. Villier Hill, director of the Elijah Cummings Youth Program; Maya Cummings, Widow; Randi Pupkin, founder, Art with a Heart; Nadia West, alumnus Elijah Cummings Youth Program; Jennifer Cummings, daughter; Administrative Judge Audrey J.S. Carrión, Mayor Brandon Scott, then Judge Karen Chaya Friedman, and Congressman Kweisi Mfume.
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