Mayor Marion Barry & Betty Shabazz

Image for Mayor Marion Barry & Betty Shabazz
Created by
Terry, Roderick, American
Subject of
Mayor Barry, Marion Shepilov Jr., American, 1936 - 2014
Dr. Shabazz, Betty, American, 1934 - 1997
Masters Barry, Cora, American, born 1945
Printed by
Penn Camera, American, 1954 - 2012
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 10 5/8 x 13 11/16 in. (27 x 34.8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted
National Mall, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
October 16, 1995
This black-and-white photograph depicts Mayor Marion Barry, Jr. of Washington DC, flanked by his then wife, Cora Masters Barry on his left, and Dr. Betty Shabazz on his right. The three are sitting in a row beneath a banner that reads “[...] WASHINGTON, D.C." along the bottom. Dr. Shabazz, wearing a dark dress and holding her purse in her lap looks to the right. Mayor Barry, wearing a suit edged with a traditional African pattern holds up two fingers in a peace sign. Cora Masters Barry, wearing a patterned dress and blazer, smiles directly at the viewer, while waving. In the background are two other figures, a man looking left and a woman, looking right.
African American
Civil rights
Local and regional
Politics (Practical)
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Roderick Terry
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Roderick Terry
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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