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While a senior and the president of the NAACP chapter, Barry heard of Walter Chandler—the only white member on Le Moyne-Owen's board of trustees—making comments that black people should be treated as a "younger brother not as an adult".Barry wrote a letter to Le Moyne's president objecting to the comments and asking if Walter Chandler could be removed from the board.He and his friends went to a segregated fairground in Memphis, and went at a time reserved for whites, because they wanted to see the science exhibit.When they were close to the exhibit, a policeman stopped them and asked them to leave. At that time, Barry did not know much about his race, or why they were treated poorly, but he resented the incident. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, representing as an at-large member from 1975 to 1979 and in Ward 8 from 1993 to 1995, and again from 2005 to 2014. was an American politician who served as the second Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth mayor from 1995 to 1999.He was elected again as mayor in 1994, serving from 1995 to 1999.

It is sometimes said that his ardent support of the Civil Rights Movement earned him the nickname "Shep", in reference to Soviet politician Dmitri Shepilov, and then Barry began using Shepilov as his middle name.Louis, Missouri on a trip, because it was not a segregated city, Barry resumed his paper route.In his junior year, the racial injustices he had seen started to come together.A friend of Barry's was the editor of the school newspaper, the Magician, and told Barry to run the letter in the paper.

From there, the letter made it to the front page of Memphis’ conservative morning paper.He helped develop an organizing project in Mc Comb, Mississippi.



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