Civil Rights Activist Rev. Willie T. Barrow Dead At 90

willie t barrowCivil rights activist Rev. Willie T. Barrow has died after being admitted into the intensive care unit at Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago Monday night with a blood clot in her lung.

Barrow, 90, died around 2:30 a.m. Thursday at her South Shore home, according to John Mitchell, chief of staff at Rainbow/PUSH. He did not have a cause of death, but Barrow had been hospitalized the end of February for a blood clot.

With Revered Jesse Jackson in the 1960s, she helped form the Chicago chapter of Operation Breadbasket. It eventually became the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, where she is chairperson emeritus.

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Rev. Barrow just celebrated her 90th birthday in December.