Barry, Marion S. (ON HOLD)

Civil rights activist, controlversial 4-term Washington DC Mayor and City Council member

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(1936-2014) Mississippi-born controversial 2nd Mayor of the District of Columbia 1979-91 and 1995-99. He served 3 terms on the City Council as a Democrat, an at-large member 1975-79 and in Ward 8 1993-95 and from 2005-14. In the 1960s he was involved in the Civil Rights Movement, first as a member of the Nashville Student Movement sit-ins and then serving as 1st chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Barry was the 1st prominent civil rights activist to become chief executive of a major American city. He gave the presidential nomination speech for Jesse Jackson at the 1984 Democratic National Convention. His celebrity turned into international notoriety in January 1990 when he was videotaped smoking crack cocaine and was arrested by FBI agents on drug possession charges. The arrest and subsequent trial precluded him from seeking re-election, and he served 6 months in federal prison. After his release, he was elected to the DC City Council in 1992, ultimately returning to the mayoralty in 1994, serving 1995-99. Despite his history of political and legal controversies, Barry was a popular and influential figure in the local DC political scene, nicknamed "Mayor for life" by the alternative weekly "Washington City Paper", a designation that remained long after Barry left the mayoralty. In-person autograph sentiment signed and inscribed "Best wishes to/Ed/[signed]" on 3 x 4 blue-imprinted blank "The President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities" nametag. Undated but signed by Mayor Barry after addressing the annual meeting of the PCEPD at the Washington Hilton hotel.

Condition: Very good
Type:Autograph Sentiment Signed






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