At the outset of former Maryland Gov. Harry Hughes’ funeral Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan and Congressman Steny Hoyer described Hughes as a man of humility and integrity who was exactly what the state needed to stop corruption.
But perhaps the most emotional words in the service came toward the end, in the soprano tones of Morgan State University choir member Alexandria Crichlow-Bradshaw.
“If I can help somebody, as I travel along,
“If I can help somebody, with a word or song,
“If I can help somebody, from doing wrong,
“No, my living shall not be in vain,” she sang.
About 200 mourners gathered at St. Anne’s Parish in Annapolis to remember Hughes, who...