Statue Recognizes Mayor Barry’s Life of Public Service to District Residents
On Saturday, March 3, at 11:00 a.m., Mayor Bowser, Chairman Phil Mendelson and the DC Council, and other dignitaries will dedicate and unveil the historic statue of the late four-term Mayor of the District of Columbia, The Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr., outside of the John A. Wilson Building. The eight-foot tall bronze statue was designed by artist Steven Weitzman, who was commissioned for the project by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Mayor Barry will be one of three African-Americans with a full body statue erected and standing in Washington, D.C., and the first local-elected official to be honored with a statue.
Marion Barry, Jr. served four terms as Mayor of the District of Columbia, as well as 16 years on the DC Council, prior to his passing in November 2014.