Marion Barry memorial statue, what to expect

The eight-foot-tall statue will be unveiled March 2018 outside the John A. Wilson Building By Michelle Goldchain@goldchainam  Oct 30, 2017, 9:55am EDT Marion “Mayor for Life” Barry is known for many things. He’s known for being elected mayor four times, his time in the D.C. Council, and a scandal that led to him being convicted of a […]

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Marion Barry memorial statue revealed in new photos

By Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOPOctober 27, 2017 8:44 am  WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 years after Marion Barry’s death, a bronze statue of the legendary former D.C. mayor is taking shape, and photos released this week provide a sneak peak at what the memorial will look like.Pictures from artists at Weitzman Studios in Maryland show a full-body clay model […]

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How Do You Build a Monument to Marion Barry?

 WRITTEN BY AMANDA WHITING | PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 24, 2017 If everything goes as planned, starting next March, visitors to the Wilson Building, DC’s city hall, will be greeted by an eight-foot bronze of former mayor Marion Barry waving outside. Maryland sculptor Steven Weitzman was awarded the job by a panel, selected through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, that included […]

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Eight-Foot Statue of Marion Barry Taking Shape

An 8-foot statue of “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry is taking shape. It’s set to be erected outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C. News4’s Tom Sherwood spoke with the sculptor, Steven Weitzman, on what he wanted to show. (Published Thursday, Apr 20, 2017) Original Source: NBC Washington

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D.C. Plans to Memorialize Mayor Marion Barry

by: Hamil Harris Special to the AFRO / (Photo by Rob Roberts) / March 9, 2017 The replica of a statue of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry — who was known as the city’s mayor for life — was unveiled at the John Wilson building on what would have been his 81st birthday. Mayor Muriel Bowser and […]

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Marion Barry’s 81st Birthday Celebration at the Wilson Building

Posted On : March 7th, 2017 | Updated On : March 7th, 2017 The event to commemorate the 81st birthday of DC Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, took place on March 6, 2017.   Guests included:  Cora Masters Barry, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Representative Franklin Garcia, Dominican Ambassador Elic Fernandez, Councilmembers, and many others.  At the event […]

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Marion Barry monument begins taking shape

  March 7, 2017 at 10:57 am EST | by Marvin Bowser A couple hundred people gathered Monday at the John A. Wilson Building to celebrate the anniversary of Marion Barry’s 81st birthday and to view early concepts of his monument. Dr. Janette Hoston Harris, the City Historian, led the program. Mayor Muriel Bowser reminded everyone […]

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