Marion Barry

Memorial service for Marion Barry on Dec. 6 at the Washington Convention Center. (Photo by Matt DelSignore/All-News 99.1)

Funeral Caps 3 Days of Events for D.C.’s ‘Mayor for Life’ Marion Barry

Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first job as a result of Marion Barry’s programs were among the thousands who gathered Saturday at the Washington Convention Center to say goodbye to the man dubbed “Mayor for Life.”


Marion Barry. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Marion Barry’s D.C. Council Seat Declared Vacant

The D.C. Council seat held since 2005 by the late Marion Barry has been declared vacant.


Marion Barry's body arrives at the Wilson Building, where it will lie in repose for 24 hours. (Photo credit: John Domen / All News 99.1)

Memorial Spanning 3 Days Set for Marion Barry

Marion Barry will be remembered with three days of events culminating in a four-hour memorial service at the Washington Convention Center.


Former DC Mayor Marion Barry died early Sunday morning at the age of 78.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Marion Barry’s Turkey Giveaway Goes on Without Him

Marion Barry’s annual turkey giveaway went on without the longtime District of Columbia politician.


Marion Barry. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Marion Barry — the Mayor for Life in His Own Words

WNEW D.C. bureau chief Matt DelSignore presents a special production, “Marion Barry–the Mayor for Life in His Own Words.”


Marion Barry. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Marion Barry’s Turkey Giveaway Still on for Tuesday

In recent weeks, Marion Barry had been touting his upcoming Turkey Giveaway in Ward 8 and after his passing many thought it would not take place.


File photo of Marion Barry. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

The Two Narratives of Marion Barry’s Legacy

Since the death of Marion Barry on Sunday, there have been two competing narratives about his life and career in D.C. politics.


Marion Barry. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

D.C. Speculates About Marion Barry’s Funeral Plans

As D.C. comes to grips with “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry’s death over the weekend, some are starting to speculate about his funeral plans.


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‘I’m Just an Ordinary Person Who’s Done Extraordinary Things’ – Marion Barry’s Political Career

Marion Barry had a long political career that began well before he became mayor of the nation’s capital.


Councilmember Marion Barry speaks during the 55th Anniversary of Ben's Chili Bowl on Aug. 22, 2013. Barry died early Sunday morning.(Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

D.C. Residents Petition to Rename H St., Benning Rd. After Marion Barry

In the wake of his death early Sunday morning, some D.C. residents are petitioning to honor the life of Marion Barry with a street named after the former D.C. mayor and council member.