Mayor for Life

Mayor for Life

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Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. 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 alla€”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.With black college students from Memphis, a lot of them went to Tennessee State or Fisk, or if they left the state, they went to colleges in Alabama or Arkansas ... You needed money for books, rent for a place to stay, and food money to eat. ... They couldna#39;t spend much money on me. ... As part of the work/study program, in the summer months, I was told that students would go to Connecticut to pick tobaccoanbsp;...

Title:Mayor for Life
Author:Marion Barry
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2014-06-17


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