As Confederate Statues Come Down, DC Set to Erect 8ft Statue to Crack-Smoking Mayor

Chris Menahan
Nov. 09, 2017

Confederate statues and others honoring our Founders are being taken down all over America, but that doesn't mean other statues will not be taking their place.

Earlier this year, a statue of Robert E. Lee was taken down in Baltimore.

It was replaced with a "lady liberty of black power."

In Washington DC, the city council is working to remove a statue of Albert Pike from Judiciary Square.

Meanwhile, they're working to erect a statue to crack-smoking Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. on Pennsylvania Avenue.

"The D.C. Council on Tuesday preliminarily approved a plan to erect an 8-foot-tall bronze statue outside city hall in Barry's honor, placing a likeness of the District's most famous local politician on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a couple of blocks from the White House and on one of the city's best-known boulevards," The Washington Post reports.

You can see other pictures of the planned statue Local radio station WTOP ran a piece last month featuring at WTOP.

"The unveiling is set for March 6, which is Barry's birthday," WTOP reports.

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