D.C. Mayor Marion Barry in 2011

D.C. Mayor Marion Barry in 2011

D.C.’s longest-serving mayor Marion Barry put D.C. on the map in more ways than one. Now, his complicated legacy will be memorialized in stone through a statue at the entrance of D.C.’s city hall, the Wilson Building. Three years after Barry’s death, Kojo looks back on the role Barry played in local Washington politics and how residents viewed him in life and now, in remembrance.


  • Trayon White Member, D.C. Council (D-Ward 8) @trayonwhite
  • Philip Pannell Executive Director, Anacostia Coordinating Council

Kojo's Comments On The Passing Of Marion Barry

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