BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Saturday would have been Congressman Elijah Cummings’ 69th birthday.

In his honor, Mayor Jack Young proclaimed January 18, Elijah E. Cummings Day in Baltimore.

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Mayor Young said it’s a day for people to stand up for the voiceless members of their community as the late congressman did.

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Friday, Mayor Young unveiled a plaque at Courthouse East in his honor.

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The courthouse will be renamed Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse.