WASHINGTON, DC –Â Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement on the passing of Washington, D.C. Councilman and Former Mayor Marion Barry:
â€œThe Congressional Black Caucus extends its condolences to the family and friends of Marion Barry. A lifelong activist and politician, Councilman Barry leaves a legacy of commitment and passion that won’t be forgotten.
“From fighting for justice in the national civil rights movement as one of the organizers of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to fighting for equal access to opportunity and economic development for the residents of our nation’s capital, his was a life dedicated to pursuing equality for all.
“The CBC acknowledges the life and contributions of Marion Barry, and offers prayers for all those mourning his passing.”