Morgan State University will hold a public viewing and celebration of life for the late Elijah Cummings tomorrow (Wednesday 10/23) on campus. The viewing will be held in the Murphy Fine Arts Center from 10am-6pm and will be immediately followed by a community-wide celebration of life for Congressman Cummings. It was only five months ago that Cummings delivered the commencement speech at MSU's graduation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the Maryland Representative will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, ahead of a funeral service in Baltimore on Friday morning. There will be a public viewing in the two-story chamber following a formal ceremony for members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests on Thursday morning.
The wake and funeral for Cummings will be held at New Psalmist Baptist Church -- his church of nearly four decades -- in Baltimore on Friday. The wake will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the funeral at 10 a.m, according a church spokeswoman. In lieu of flowers, the Cummings family is asking for the public to make donations to The Elijah Cummings Youth Program.