Bloomingdale Tour: 107 Rhode Island Avenue

In 1965, Marion Barry moved to DC to open a branch of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) here. Soon after his arrival, Barry helped launch a successful city bus boycott to protest a fare increase; initiated a boycott of businesses that did not support home rule for DC residents; and founded Pride, Inc., which trained and employed mostly young black men in a variety of public works projects. Barry was elected to the school board in 1971 and, three years later, to the City Council. He would go on to serve four terms as the city's mayor. .



107 Rhode Island Avenue NW