Many people remember Marion Barry as the philandering drug-addled mayor, the one who famously uttered the phrase "bitch set me up" as he was arrested during an FBI sting in 1990. He's the poster boy for corruption, a pariah who will never be forgiven for bringing international shame on the nation's capital. Yet to others, Marion Barry is a folk hero. Hailed as a civil rights champion and defender of the poor, he's the man who transformed Washington D.C. from a sleepy southern town run by segregationists into a cosmopolitan, political stronghold of Black America. Charismatic and defiant, Marion Barry's soaring achievements, catastrophic failures and phoenix-like rebirths have made him a symbol of mythic indestructibility. No matter how many times Marion Barry gets knocked down, (or knocks himself down) he always seems to get back up.