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The late Rep. Elijah Cummings is lying in repose at Morgan State University on Wednesday and will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. He will be honored Friday with a wake and funeral service at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore.
Since his death last week, the Maryland Democrat has been remembered by both Republicans and Democrats as a leader in Congress who set an example for others.
Here is a schedule of the services.
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET: Cummings lies in repose at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Cummings served on the university’s board of regents for 19 years.
Cummings will lie in state in National Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol.
11 a.m. ET: Arrival ceremony followed by a memorial service, which will be open to members of Congress and the Cummings’ family and guests. The service includes a scripture reading from Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., music from the Morgan State Gospel Choir, and wreath presentations by leaders of the U.S. House and Senate. (WATCH)
1 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET: Public viewing at the U.S. Capitol. (WATCH)
8 a.m. ET: Wake begins at New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore.
10 a.m. ET: Funeral begins with Bishop Walter S. Thomas Jr. of Baltimore, Md. delivering the eulogy. (WATCH LIVE)
Others speakers include former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The order of the funeral program is as follows:
“1st Trumpeter,” Andrew Balio, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Rev. Matthew Watley, pastor, Kingdom Fellowship AME Church
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Rep. Marcia Fudge
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Kweisi Mfume, former NAACP president
Dr. Alfred Vaughn, Clergy
Larry Gibson, mentor
Deaconess Margaret Ann Howie, New Psalmist Baptist Church
“Now Behold the Lamb,” New Psalmist Choir
Adia and Jennifer Cummings, daughters
James Cummings, brother
Jon Alexander, mentee
Leana Wen, mentee
Harry Spikes, congressional staff
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings, spouse
Former President Bill Clinton
Former President Barack Obama
“It Is Well,” New Psalmist Choir
Bishop Walter S. Thomas
The PBS NewsHour will live stream some of the events. The schedule will be updated as more details are announced.
Gretchen Frazee is a Senior Coordinating Broadcast Producer for the PBS NewsHour.
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