Skip to comments.Statue of 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry Unveiled Outside Wilson Building
Posted on 03/03/2018 2:23:22 PM PST by nickcarraway
Marion Barry served four terms as D.C.'s mayor and 16 years on the D.C. Council before his death in 2014
An 8-foot statue of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was unveiled Saturday, giving the "Mayor for Life" a permanent legacy outside the seat of the city government.
The statue depicts Barry with is hand held high, waving to anyone passing by.
Thousands Mourn Barry, DC's 'Mayor for Life' Marion Barry Jr. served four terms as the District's mayor and also served 16 years on the city council. He was serving on the D.C. council when he died in November 2014.
D.C. radio personality Donnie Simpson presided over the the dedication ceremony outside the John A. Wilson building on Pennsylvania Avenue, focusing on Barry's accomplishments and not his complicated legacy.
Mayor Muriel Bowser praised Barry for championing home rule, revitalizing neighborhoods from Chinatown to the H Street Corridor and launching programs that continue to serve young people, including the Summer Youth Employment Program.
"Sometime after Martin Luther King had a dream, and before President Obama gave us hope, it was Marion Barry that gave opportunity to Washington, D.C.," current Mayor Muriel Bowser said at the ceremony.
Cherry Blossom Festival 2018: Your Essential Guide "He embodied the spirit of Washington," Bowser said. "Where you fight hard and speak up."
Bitch set it up!
Is there a straw in the other hand?
Does the statue depict him posing with a crack pipe and a prostitute?
Bullshit. He's flagging down a crack dealer.
Waiting for the first person to spray paint, “The Bitch Set Me Up” on the statue.
Did they have to tear down any civil war era president or generals statues to make room for this criminal drug addict to get a statue ?
The criminal was a drug-using, misogynist, racist loser. For some reason the WDC crowd loves this fool and known boob...mayor “night-owl.
Needs to be torn down
Made of recycled crackpipes.
Who other than the Democrat Party erects statues to disgraced politicians?
People need to put chalk under his nose every day so that it looks accurate.
To stick it in the eyes of normal Americans.
Disgusting piece of cr**.
The hand waving may be a warning, “slow down, so they can steal your tires as you drive by”.
“his complicated legacy.”
So that’s how they describe possession of cocaine. Why does he get special treatment? Oh, I forgot.
If anyone still needed one more convincing argument for the turd world imbecility of DC, here it is.
No that is the actual crack pipe he had on him when the “Biotch” set him up. 8>)
This is a farce.
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