Death of Rev. Willie Barrow

December 7, 1924 - March 12, 2015
Chicago, Illinois | Age 90

Frontline civil rights fighter dies
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By JASON KEYSER, The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — The Rev. Willie Barrow, a front-line civil rights fighter for decades and a mentor to younger generations of activists, died Thursday in Chicago. She was 90.

Barrow was a field organizer for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched on Washington and Selma in the '60s and more recently focused concern on Chicago's gun violence and changes to the Voting Rights Act.

Barrow had been hospitalized for treatment of a...

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