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Thursday, 01 March 2018 17:07

Marion Barry Leads Free DC Movement

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Marion Barry at Free DC rally, August 26, 1966. Marion Barry at Free DC rally, August 26, 1966. (Star Collection, DC Public Library, Washington Post)

The Free DC Movement

In 1966, Marion Barry led the "Free DC Movement" which supported Home Rule for the District. At this time, Congress appointed government officials in DC and the residents were not able to elect the candidates into office. Through this organization Barry led a bus boycott to protest fare increases, which greatly affected the black residents.

For more information, view Marion Barry: A Leader for Change in DC.

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