Friday, July 24, 2009

Before the Memories Fade: Marion Barry

After an 8 hour drive back home to Washington, D.C., I interviewed Marion Barry on May 23, 2009. The former Mayor, now City Councilman, told some great stories about his life during the movement. Mr. Barry, if you didn't know, was a mover and shaker during the 60s. He traveled the south as SNCC's (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, pronounced snik) first chairman.

During the interview he vividly conveyed to me what he had to go through during the movement. There were also lots of smiles as he reminisced about the people he knew and what they accomplished.

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