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D.C. Mayor Marion Barry with his wife Effi and son Christopher in 1982. | Marion Christopher Barry, Son Of Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, Dead At 36

Washington Mayor Marion Barry, then wife Effi and son Marion Christopher Barry in

Anacostia Community Museum (Smithsonian)  1901 Fort Place, SE,   Green Line to the Anacostia Metro Station, exit at LOCAL exit, take w2/w3 bus to the museum.

Anacostia Community Museum (Smithsonian) 1901 Fort Place, SE, Green Line to the Anacostia Metro Station, exit at LOCAL exit, take bus to the museum.

John Lewis (left) and Hosea Williams, leaders of the Voting Rights campaign in Selma Alabama in February-March 1965. Both men were later elected to the US House of Representatives from Georgia.

Courage and perseverance and altruism John Lewis (left) and Hosea Williams, leaders of the Voting Rights campaign in Selma Alabama in February-March Both men were later elected to the US House of Representatives from Georgia.

At 65, Davis died from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City Miles Dewey Davis was a jazzAt 65, Davis died from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City Miles Dewey Davis was a jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the…

At 65, Davis died from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City Miles Dewey Davis was a jazzAt 65, Davis died from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City Miles Dewey Davis was a jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the…

Image result for  Congress authorized President Lincoln to accept blacks in Union Army.

Image result for Congress authorized President Lincoln to accept blacks in Union Army.

Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

Marion Barry, D. mayor, dies at 78

Albert Irvin Cassell (1895-1969)  prominent architect and Howard University professor and department head, designed buildings for Howard University, Morgan State University, and Virginia Union University. In addition, he designed and built civic structures for the State of Alabama and the District of Columbia.

Albert Irvin Cassell - Built city buildings for Washington D. and Alabama and designed buildings for Howard University, Morgan State University, and Virginia Union University

In ‘Mayor for Life,’ D.C.’s Marion Barry takes pride in himself but little blame for problems

In ‘Mayor for Life,’ D.C.’s Marion Barry takes pride in himself but little blame for problems

In ‘Mayor for Life,’ D.’s Marion Barry takes pride in himself & his city.He was the greatest Mayor in D.

4th U.S. Colored Troops, Civil War by Brendan Hamilton, via Flickr

Freedom Fighters - U. Colored Troops, Civil War by Brendan Hamilton

Shelby "Pike" Barnes (1871-1908) was the North American champion jockey in wins in 1888. No official information is available for his mount and win totals or even his exact years of riding. What is known is that he rode some of the best horses of the day such as Proctor Knott, Long Dance, June Day, Burlington, Sinaloa II and Tenny. Shelby Barnes was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

There was no image available for Burlington, 1890 Belmont Stakes winner. This image is of his jockey, Shelby "Pike" Barnes.

Ernie Davis. First African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Ernie Davis African American to win Heisman Trophy

Max Robinson was the first African American broadcast network news anchor in the history of American television..

Max Robinson the first black broadcast network news anchor in the history of American television.

African American History, African Americans

Nat Turner (October 2, 1800 – November 11, 1831) - Google Search

Nat Turner (October 1800 – November An African-American slave, known for leading a slave rebellion of slaves and free.

Perspective on the Civil Rights and Dr. Martin Luther King's Speech

August was one of the most important days for the civil rights movement. Over people gathered on the National Mall in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Mumia Abu Jamal in his younger years as a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.

More Than 30 Years Later, Public Officials are Still Playing Politics with Mumia Abu Jamal’s Life, This Time to Hurt Obama