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Marion Barry, Jr.

(1936 - 2014)

 

“Mayor for Life”

 
Marion Barry, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 5, 2018
1. Marion Barry, Jr. Marker
Inscription.
[Front:]
Marion Barry, Jr.
(1936 - 2014)

"Mayor for Life"

His fervor for justice, fairness, and equality led him to become a champion of the people.

[Left of front:]
Marion Barry, Jr., held elected office in the District of Columbia for 35 years. He was elected President of the District of Columbia School Board in 1972. He was elected the second Mayor of Washington, DC, from 1979 to 1991, and served again as the fourth Mayor from 1995 to 1999. He also served on the Council of the District of Columbia, beginning as an at-large member of the first elected City Council from 1975 to 1979 and later serving the residents of Ward 8 from 1993 to 1995, and again from 2005 until his death on November 23, 2014.

[Right of front:]
"Most people don't know me...they don't know about all of the fighting I've done to manage a government that was progressive and more oriented to uplift the people rather than to suppress them. That's what I want my legacy to be. I was a freedom fighter, and a fighter for the economic livelihood of not only black people but all people."

Marion Barry, Jr.
Exerpts from his autobiography
Mayor for Life:
The Incredible Story of Marion Barry,
Front of Marion Barry, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 5, 2018
2. Front of Marion Barry, Jr. Marker
Jr.

 
Erected 2018 by Executive Office of the Mayor in partnership with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Marion Barry Commission.
 
Location. 38° 53.725′ N, 77° 1.848′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 13-1/2 Street NW, on the left when traveling west on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Touch for map. On the grounds of the John A. Wilson Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The John A. Wilson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington, DC: Capital and City (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Seal of the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Robey Shepherd (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Patrick Moynihan Place (about 400 feet away); Open For Business (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .
Left side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 5, 2018
3. Left side of the marker

1. Statue honoring former Mayor Marion Barry revealed in D.C. (Submitted on March 5, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Marion Barry honored with bronze statue on Pennsylvania Avenue. (Submitted on March 5, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationPolitics
 
Right side of marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 5, 2018
4. Right side of marker
Marion Barry, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 5, 2018
5. Marion Barry, Jr. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 5, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Last updated on March 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 5, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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