Thursday, November 10, 2011, 7 p.m. – Films at CAAM Presents: The Nine Lives of Marion Barry (2010, runtime 78 minutes)
"The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" traces the continuing saga of this vigorous Politician. Despite a public downfall, the story of his life before and after is less known.
This documentary film explores through archival footage of Barry as a '60s activist and an African-American political frontrunner.
The documentary contains interviews with civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, Barry's campaign advisor, Marshall Brown and many more.
Before becoming America's first black activist mayor, he endured beatings and brutality as an activist and was shot in the chest at the hands of Black Muslims in 1977.
This event is free and open to the public.
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