Rest in Peace Rev. Willie Barrow, a warrior for civil rights

Rev. Willie Barrow died last night. She was a small woman who had a big impact on civil rights. She worked with Dr. king but she had a significant impact in Chicago. She and Rev. Jesse Jackson founded Operation Breadbasket. A program that helped feed the poor in Chicago during the 60s and 7os. During that time they had a radio show and every Saturday you would hear her booming, raspy voice. As a child I remember being impressed maybe even intrigued by this woman who had a place at the table when most women were still relegated to the kitchen. She will be missed.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/409661/rev-willie-t-barrow-little-warrior-civil-rights-leader-mentor

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