By Samantha Hawkins
Capital News Service
Baltimore was quiet today as the city mourned the loss of its longtime champion and advocate Elijah Cummings.
The Democratic congressman passed away at the age of 68 in the early hours of Thursday morning from longstanding health challenges, according to his office.
A civil rights giant and congressman for more than 22 years, Cummings was remembered for his calm during the Baltimore riots in 2015 and for his investigations of President Donald Trump.
But his neighbors in Baltimore also remember Cummings for his faith and his friendship.