We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy

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A compelling memoir presented by co-authors James Dale and Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, highlighting some of the formative experiences that shaped Elijah Cummings, a son of sharecroppers who would go on to become one of the most influential members of Congress. Known for his poise, intellect, and influence until his death in October 2019, Elijah Cummings was one of the most respected figures in contemporary politics. A politician who held fast to his beliefs but was not afraid to reach across the aisle in the name of friendship and progress. Since his earliest days in government through his time as a representative and chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, he proved his abilities as a politician who could operate at the highest levels of democracy, serving the people of Baltimore and illustrating the importance of working with—and for—the underdog. Yet in his final years of life, Cummings recognized that democracy was the underdog.

This event is held in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers LLC, the Friends of the Dallas Public Library and Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center. For book purchases please call 214-943-8262 or visit https://www.panafricanconnection.com/