Rep. Elijah Cummings on What Could Have Been

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Rep. Elijah Cummings

Representative Elijah Cummings passed away on October 17, 2019. In 2017, Rep. Cummings talked with Bob Herbert about growing up in Baltimore, attending Howard University and his conception of the American Dream as a young man.

He talks about his own father, how he was denied an education and wonders about the American Dream that he may have had if he had been given the opportunity to pursue it. Here’s a clip of their conversation.