For the CBC, the March on Washington Is a Call to Action
Rep. Elijah Cummings (Maryland)
"Growing up in a low-income family — just one generation removed from sharecropping in the South — it was hard to see any kind of true hope in a dream. But I saw how the words and conviction of Dr. King empowered and encouraged my parents, my neighbors and my community members. The epiphany that there could be more even for a poor, Black boy from Baltimore, buoyed me through childhood and equipped me to strive for a future of which generations before me could never even dream."