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Humanitini: Marion Barry and Dream City

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The topic of October’s Humanitini is the concept of DC as the “dream city,” capturing the hopes and aspirations of African Americans newly freed from the grip of racial segregation. The program will look closely at the 1970s and 80s Washington. The seminal event of this time period was the election of the Honorable Marion Barry, Jr.  Mayor Barry represented a generation of African American leaders who transitioned “from the streets to the suites,” moving from the ranks of the