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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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

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....

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,...