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The Rev. Willie Barrow dies at 90; longtime civil rights activist
The Rev. Willie Barrow dies at 90; longtime civil rights activist

The Rev. Willie Barrow, a front-line civil rights fighter for decades and a mentor to younger generations of activists, has died in Chicago. She was 90. Barrow was a field organizer for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched on Washington and Selma in the 1960s and more recently focused on Chicago's gun violence and changes to the Voting Rights Act. Barrow had been hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in her lung and died early Thursday, said the Rev. Michael Pfleger, a fellow activist. "She's one of those icons in the movement we've been able to hold on to for a long time, to learn from, to be loved by, to be challenged by," Pfleger said. Barrow...

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