Photo Gallery: Marion Barry Celebration of Life

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Marion S. Barry Jr. was elected to four terms as mayor of D.C. He died on November 23, 2014 at the age of 78. The Global Social Media News Service was granted exclusive access to the three-day citywide celebration of his life.

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Raw emotion from great Leadership! Rev. Jesse Jackson preparing to give the Eulogy for his dear friend Marion Barry as he just received encouragement from Rev. Jamal Bryant.

Raw emotion from great Leadership! Rev. Jesse Jackson preparing to give the Eulogy for his
dear friend Marion Barry as he just received encouragement from Rev. Jamal Bryant.

Rev. Jesse Jackson listening intently to the Civil Rights Tribute by Eleanor Holmes Norton. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Rev. Jesse Jackson listening intently to the Civil Rights Tribute by Eleanor Holmes Norton.
#Mayor4LifeMemorial

Marion Barry touched all. Every race, religion, age and social class. Here is Louis Farrakhan paying his respects to Barry at his going home celebration. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Marion Barry touched all. Every race, religion, age and social class. Here is Louis Farrakhan
paying his respects to Barry at his going home celebration. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Program filled with moments and memories of the late Marion Barry. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Program filled with moments and memories of the late Marion Barry. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Where the final ceremony of Marion Barry will take place. At the moment this building is filled with thousands of people full of love and appreciation for the man he was and the legacy he leaves! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Where the final ceremony of Marion Barry will take place. At the moment this building is filled
with thousands of people full of love and appreciation for the man he was and the legacy he
leaves! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Many community members were specifically chosen by Marion Barry to speak at his memorial! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Many community members were specifically chosen by Marion Barry to speak at his
memorial! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Over 100 Members of the Mason Fraternity stand in honor of Marion Barry as they dedicate today, 12/5/14 as the "Official Marion Barry" day in their fraternal order of the DC chapter. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Over 100 Members of the Mason Fraternity stand in honor of Marion Barry as they dedicate
today, 12/5/14 as the “Official Marion Barry” day in their fraternal order of the DC chapter.
#Mayor4LifeMemorial

Family gathered together in celebration and honor at the memorial for former Mayor Marion Barry. Rev. Jesse Jackson, son Marion Christopher Barry, and wife Cora Masters Barry. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Family gathered together in celebration and honor at the memorial for former Mayor Marion
Barry. Rev. Jesse Jackson, son Marion Christopher Barry, and wife Cora Masters Barry.
#Mayor4LifeMemorial

"Family"! The Son, Marion Christopher Barry and wife Cora Masters Barry hold each other up as they mourn the death of Former Mayor Marion Barry. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

“Family”! The Son, Marion Christopher Barry and wife Cora Masters Barry hold each other
up as they mourn the death of Former Mayor Marion Barry. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Council Chair Mendelson, and Mayor Vincent Gray escorting in Marion Barry's wife Cora Masters-Barry for the memorial service. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Council Chair Mendelson, and Mayor Vincent Gray escorting in Marion
Barry’s wife Cora Masters-Barry for the memorial service. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Grand entrance of the Honorable Former Mayor Marion Barry! May he rest in Peace! #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Grand entrance of the Honorable Former Mayor Marion Barry! May he rest in Peace!
#Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Vincent C. Gray, current mayor of Washington DC present to pay his respects to Former Mayor Marion Barry at the memorial service. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Vincent C. Gray, current mayor of Washington DC present to pay his respects to Former
Mayor Marion Barry at the memorial service. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

15 minutes away from receiving the family of Former Mayor Marion Barry for his memorial service. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

15 minutes away from receiving the family of Former Mayor Marion Barry for his memorial
service. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Even with all of the tragedy that Americans have experienced over the last few weeks, especially with the most recent "no-indictment" decisions that have been made...this photo captures the innocence of a 4 year old little Kentucky girl that looks and points to great leadership for hope and expectation of a better future. She points up to a pioneer, a soldier, a risk taker, an intelligent visionary, and a compassionate man that will inspire her to care for the Lost, the Least, and the Last. May you rest in peace and honor Marion Barry, knowing that little girls and boys like this one will grow to lead on the soil you dedicated your life to prepare. #Mayor4LifeMemorial #RT

Even with all of the tragedy that Americans have experienced over the last few weeks,
especially with the most recent “no-indictment” decisions that have been made…this photo
captures the innocence of a 4 year old little Kentucky girl that looks and points to great
leadership for hope and expectation of a better future. She points up to a pioneer, a soldier,
a risk taker, an intelligent visionary, and a compassionate man that will inspire her to care for
the Lost, the Least, and the Last. May you rest in peace and honor Marion Barry, knowing
that little girls and boys like this one will grow to lead on the soil you dedicated your life to
prepare. #Mayor4LifeMemorial #RT

The final ride for such a courageous, bold, and powerful pioneer that loved the community. The mayor for the people, that is why he will always be Mayor for Life. Thank you to the man who advocated for who he called, "The lost, last and least." A life ends. A legacy begins. Rest in Peace Marion. S. Barry, Jr. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The final ride for such a courageous, bold, and powerful pioneer that loved the community.
The mayor for the people, that is why he will always be Mayor for Life. Thank you to the man
who advocated for who he called, “The lost, last and least.” A life ends. A legacy begins.
Rest in Peace Marion. S. Barry, Jr. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Global Social Media New Service's Lauren Reynolds, Director of Entertainment News @whateyesaid and Samentha Moore, Director of Healthcare News @iamsam_22 take a picture with the next generation that will be directly affected by this moment, due to Marion Barry's place in history. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Global Social Media New Service’s Lauren Reynolds, Director of Entertainment News @whateyesaid and
Samentha Moore, Director of Healthcare News @iamsam_22 take a picture with the next
generation that will be directly affected by this moment, due to Marion Barry’s place in
history. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The Honorable Muriel Bowser leads the Tribute by present and former Council Members and shares her experience of Barry's refreshing leadership. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The Honorable Muriel Bowser leads the Tribute by present and former Council Members and
shares her experience of Barry’s refreshing leadership. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Marc Morial, President & CEO of National Urban League speaks on Barry's efforts to develop and change the landscape of minority business development and job placement for thousands. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Marc Morial, President & CEO of National Urban League speaks on Barry’s efforts to
develop and change the landscape of minority business development and job placement for
thousands. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Current DC Mayor, Vincent C. Gray leads the tribute of present and former Mayors and City Executives. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Current DC Mayor, Vincent C. Gray leads the tribute of present and former Mayors and City
Executives. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes delivers the Civil Rights Tribute and shares how Barry used his own life as a sharecroppers son to mold his call to leadership. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes delivers the Civil Rights Tribute and shares how Barry used
his own life as a sharecroppers son to mold his call to leadership. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Christopher Barry, introduces and embraces who he calls his 'spiritual father', Minister Louis Farrakhan. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Christopher Barry, introduces and embraces who he calls his ‘spiritual father’, Minister Louis
Farrakhan. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Barry's son, Christopher speaks to the crowd about the man and father Marion was to him and the world. Christopher exudes the same strength and fervor as his father. Indeed the legacy begins! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Barry’s son, Christopher speaks to the crowd about the man and father Marion was to him
and the world. Christopher exudes the same strength and fervor as his father. Indeed the
legacy begins! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

A powerful prayer from a Jewish Rabbi touched on many issues that Barry held dear to his heart and made his platform. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

A powerful prayer from a Jewish Rabbi touched on many issues that Barry held dear to his
heart and made his platform. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Marion Barry touched all. Every race, religion, age and social class. Here is Louis Farrakhan paying his respects to Barry at his going home celebration. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Marion Barry touched all. Every race, religion, age and social class. Here is Louis Farrakhan
paying his respects to Barry at his going home celebration. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The opening prayer for the start of Marion Barry's celebration of life. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The opening prayer for the start of Marion Barry’s celebration of life. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Celebrating the life and legacy of Marion Barry. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Celebrating the life and legacy of Marion Barry. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Mayor for Life! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Mayor for Life! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The Glen A. Staples Ensemble brings the community to their feet with song! #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The Glen A. Staples Ensemble brings the community to their feet with song!
#Mayor4LifeMemorial

Preparing to honor the late Marion Barry at the community viewing service. Droves of community members have come out on this Friday evening to celebrate the life of this renegade. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Preparing to honor the late Marion Barry at the community viewing service. Droves of
community members have come out on this Friday evening to celebrate the life of this
renegade. #Mayor4LifeMemorial

#Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

#Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Mayor Gray & City Council Chair Mendelson on way to meet the late Marion Barrys family. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Mayor Gray & City Council Chair Mendelson on way to meet the late Marion Barrys family.
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The arrival of the late Mayor for life, Marion Barry. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

The arrival of the late Mayor for life, Marion Barry. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Honoring the late Mayor Marion Barry today. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

Honoring the late Mayor Marion Barry today. #Mayor4Life #Mayor4LifeMemorial

 

 

 

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