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Mayor Bowser to Unveil Historic Statue of Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr.

Monday, February 26, 2018
Statue Recognizes Mayor Barry’s Life of Public Service to District Residents

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Saturday, March 3, at 11 am, 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.

WHEN:

Saturday, March 3 at 11 am

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Chairman Phil Mendelson
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton
Cora Masters Barry, Founder and President, Marion Barry Jr. Legacy Foundation
Michael C. Rogers, Chairman, D.C. Commission to Commemorate and Recognize the Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr.
Arthur Espinoza Jr., Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Steven Weitzman, Sculptor/Artist; Founder, Weitzman Studios
Members of the DC Council

WHERE:

John A. Wilson Building, Exterior
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
*Closest Metros: Federal Triangle and Metro Center Metro Stations *

Press interested in broadcasting live, as well as attending the event, are asked to RSVP and list logistical needs to press@dc.gov by COB Wednesday, February 28. To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).