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Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel room with a mistress, Marion Barry Jr. has led a controversial career. This provocative, captivating narrative follows the Civil Rights activist, going back to his ...
Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel room with a mistress, Marion Barry Jr. has led a controversial career. This provocative, captivating narrative follows the Civil Rights activist, going back to his Mississippi roots, his Memphis upbringing, and his academic school days, up through his college years and move to Washington, DC, where he became actively involved in Civil Rights, community activism, and bold politics.
In Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, Jr. tells all—including the story of his campaigns for mayor of Washington, his ultimate rise to power, his personal struggles and downfalls, and the night of embarrassment, followed by his term in federal prison and ultimately a victorious fourth term as mayor. From the man who, despite the setbacks, boldly served the community of Washington, DC, this is his full story of courage, empowerment, hope, tragedy, triumph, and inspiration.
Posted June 21, 2014
Ok so we all remember when Mayor Barry got caught on tape saying "The b****h set me up!", but now he is telling his story. Through all the ups and downs, any Washingtonian will tell you that Marion Barry has done more for this city than any other politician in a long time. He tells his story of growing up and how life lessons have taught him the necessary skills to make a difference in politics and civil rights activism. The book is candid and relatable and once you pick this book up you won't want to put it down.
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Posted November 26, 2014
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