Join the Boston Public Library for an online talk with distinguished political expert Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings and longtime non-fiction writer James Dale, co-authors of We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy, primarily authored by the late Elijah Cummings. BPL President David Leonard will moderate this program, which is part of the BPL’s Repairing America Series and presented in partnership with the GBH Forum Network.
Part memoir, part call to action, We’re Better Than This is the story of our modern-day democracy and the threats that we all must face together, as well as a retrospective on the life and career of one of our country’s most inspirational politicians. As we approached another test of our democracy, the 2020 race for the White House, Elijah Cummings reminded people through his memoir that “in this country we don’t elect kings, and we cannot afford four more years of this false one.”
“Excellent political memoir by the late Democratic representative from Baltimore…A thoughtful and inspiring exhortation to do better by a much-missed leader.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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