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Effi Barry and Son Move Out of Home; Separation From Mayor Follows Her Hints of Shaky Marriage
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The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Washington, D.C.
Author: Abramowitz, Michael; Trescott, Jacqueline
Date: Nov 29, 1990
Start Page: a.01
Section: A SECTION

[Effi Barry] has approached her alma mater, Hampton University in Hampton, Va., about a position there, but no agreement has been reached, a spokeswoman for the school confirmed this week. Effi Barry has degrees in home economics from Hampton and in health education from City College in New York.

A month later, in a rally at the Reeves Municipal Center the day after the verdict, Effi Barry said, "This is a time of great introspection, this is a time for prayerful humility. It is human to err. It is divine to forgive." In another display of intense loyalty, Effi Barry submitted a pre-sentencing letter to the judge saying "what further punishment does this man deserve? For certain, there can be no greater sentence than to have the whole world tune in to your day in court as you are publicly castrated."

On many occasions Effi Barry spoke bluntly about how she felt the media interfered with any normalcy the couple might have in their home life. Her close friends rarely spoke about the Effi Barry they knew, building a wall of silence around her. Other acquaintances described her as caring, gentle, courageous, spiritual and totally devoted to [Christopher]. All the Barrys posed for a family Christmas card last year.

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