Watch Marion Barry's Memorial Service

Watch Marion Barry's Memorial Service

BET.com will live stream the memorial service for the former mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion Barry, on Saturday Dec. 6, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Barry died on Nov. 23 at the age of 78.

Published December 6, 2014

BET.com will live stream the memorial service for the former mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion Barry, on Saturday Dec. 6, at 11A/10C. Barry died on Nov. 23 at the age of 78.

"He was a civil rights activist, advocate for the people and champion for the District of Columbia. He was a leader who fought on behalf of the poor, the young, the elderly and those without a voice in government. He worked hard to provide opportunities for the underserved for more than 40 years," said Debra Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks.

Barry had been struggling with illness for the past several years. His history of health problems included prostate cancer, a kidney transplant and diabetes. Barry also survived a bullet wound in a City Hall shootout in 1978.

BET.com will be airing the memorial service at 11A/10C. At that time, you will also be able to watch a live stream here.

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