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What happened when D.C. chose a white artist to create the official Marion Barry statue

Via: The Washington Post When Cora Masters Barry met Steven Weitzman in 2016, she knew only two things about him. She knew that he was the artist selected by the city to create a bronze sculpture of her late husband, four-time Washington Mayor Marion Barry. And she knew that he was white. Barry admired Weitzman’s model for the statue — “It was better than the others,” she says — but she was deeply troubled that an African American sculptor hadn’t been given this opportunity. “You’re doing a statue of Marion Barry,” she thought, “and you can’t find a person of color to do it?”...