Goodbye Marion Barry: Last Ride In Southeast

Story by Nya Offutt. Photo by DaVon Williams.

February 19, 2015: On December 5th Marion Barry took his last ride through the streets of southeast and past our school.

It was raining but a lot of people came out to say goodbye. Some kids from my school were outside too. I asked them about their feelings, and this is what they said:

Simone Crank: “We were outside to see them and celebrate history. People told me that he did a lot for the city”.

Kayla Young: “We went outside to celebrate and thank him for what he did for us.

Reniya Foreman: “He was our old mayor, but he passed away. He helped a lot of people and made DC a better place.”

Jerzey Brown: “I went outside to see what was happening. I heard that he was sick and then died.”

Nya Offutt:  “My mom and uncle were friends with him.”

Nya Offutt is a fourth grade scholar and DaVon Williams is a fifth grade scholar  at Friendship Southeast Academy.