Who is Cora Masters Barry? Wiki, Net Worth, Biography, Husband, Age

Cora Masters Barry is a Teacher and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Recreation Wishlist Committee. Lately, Vice President Kamala Harris met Cora in the West Wing of the White House along with several other Black women, however, this meeting received a lot of hate because Cora once said “f**k white women” during a Zoom meeting in November 2020. Cora made this controversial comment during the call with Melanie Campbell, then she said “Excuse me — forget the white women. They’re going to do what the white men tell them to do,” and added “They be smiling in their faces, they want to stay in charge. I don’t care nothing about them, we gotta do what we gotta do.”

Who is Cora Masters Barry?


Cora Masters Barry


May 7, 1945


76 years old


Marion Barry (Dead)

Net Worth

$1 Million to $2 Million USD

Cora Masters Barry is the CEO and Founder of Recreation Wishlist Committee, according to the website “Over the years, among the many valuable contributions the RWLC has made include: Providing boxing gyms with ample and safe equipment, Vans for transporting children, Resurfacing of basketball courts and baseball fields, Funding of computer labs, Renovation of outdoor amphitheaters, Built playgrounds, Funded mentoring and educational programs throughout each of the City’s respective wards, Secured grants to enhance the programs offerings at the SETLC.” After graduating, Cora began working on Walter Fauntroy’s congressional campaign, then she worked as a Teacher at the University of the District of Columbia and taught political science, Black Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Presidency, and the Constitution. In 1980, she was appointed as the northern Virginia minority coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s reelection campaign, and in the same year then-mayor of Washington D.C, Marion Barry appointed Cora to the District of Columbia’s Boxing and Wrestling Commission. By this, she became the first woman in the United States to hold such a position.

Additionally, she worked as the chairwoman of the commission. In 1995, she founded the Recreation Wish List Committee (RWLC). Later, she and Dr. Dorothy I. Height co-organized the “Women for the Million Man March.” In her career, she received several awards for her work including the DC Chamber of Commerce Community Impact Award, USTA Founders Award, 2013 Washingtonian of the Year by Washingtonian Magazine, and National Recreation and Park Association’s Robert Artz Citizen Advocacy Award. Besides, Cora founded the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center and was inducted into the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic Tennis and Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame and the Black Tennis Hall of Fame. According to her LinkedIn, “Her unique brand of leadership in the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center is marked by high expectations and elevated standards that have literally changed the trajectory of children who face unimaginable odds. She envisioned the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center as a place where children could go to be provided with a supervised and structured environment; but also, where they could learn the sport of tennis and life skills, while receiving academic tutoring.”

How old is Cora Masters Barry?

Cora Masters Barry was born on May 7, 1945, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, she is 76 years old. Cora is born to Alfred Masters (father) and Isabell (mother), talking about her education she attended Paseo Academy in Kansas City and graduated from Pasadena City College. Later, she enrolled at Lincoln University in Jefferson City and earned her B.A. degree in 1969 from Texas Southern University. In 1972, she earned her M.A. degree in urban studies and public administration from Howard University.

Who is Cora Masters Barry Husband?

In 1994, Cora Masters Barry tied the knot with Marion Barry, the couple first met on Walter Fauntroy’s congressional campaign. Marison shares a son named Marion Christopher Barry with his third wife, Effi Slaughter, Marion who was an American construction company owner and died of a drug overdose on August 14, 2016. Previously, Cora’s husband Marion Barry was found smoking crack cocaine and propositioned ex-model for sex. On November 23rd, 2014, Marrison died from cardiac arrest and was 78 years old.

How Rich is Cora Masters Barry?

The estimated Net Worth of Cora Masters Barry is between $1 Million to $2 Million USD.

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