Civil Rights Activist Rev. Willie T. Barrow Dead At 90
Civil 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.
Rev. Barrow just celebrated her 90th birthday in December.