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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People gather to photograph Oliver Johnson's painting of Marion Barry and musician Chuck Brown as people wait in line for Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Oliver Johnson holds his painting of Marion Barry and musician Chuck Brown as people wait in line for Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People leave with their frozen turkeys at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People arrive to pick out their frozen turkeys that sit piled high on the ground at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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British Bostic who lives in Southeast and her son Cking, 8, stop by the Wilson Building to sign an official Book of Condolence for Councilmember and former 4-term Mayor Marion Barry who passed away Sunday at age 78, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People arrive to pick out their frozen turkeys that sit piled high on the ground at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People gather to photograph Oliver Johnson's painting of Marion Barry and musician Chuck Brown as people wait in line for Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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People leave with their frozen turkeys at Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Oliver Johnson holds his painting of Marion Barry and musician Chuck Brown as people wait in line for Marion Barry's annual turkey giveaway held at Union Temple Baptist Church in Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Barry, the former 4-term Mayor of D.C. and former Councilmember, died Sunday morning at age 78. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Councilmen Marion Barry (right) with Kevin P. Chavous, not only backed charter schools long before it became fashionable, but he supported vouchers. (Washington Times)

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The late Marion Barry (1936-2014), former mayor of Washington D.C., listens to speeches at the awards luncheon of the National Conference of Black Mayors in 2002 in Jackson, Mississippi, his native state. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis)