Rev. Willie Barrow

Rev. Willie Barrow

CHICAGO (AP) — Longtime civil rights activist the Rev. Willie Barrow has died in Chicago.

For decades, Barrow was on the front lines of the civil rights movement, working for the Rev. Martin Luther King, participating in 1963 March of Washington and in later years working to stem Chicago’s gun violence. She also helped found Operation PUSH.

Fellow activist, the Rev. Michael Pfleger, said Barrow died Thursday at a hospital where she was being treated for a blood clot in her lung. She was 90.

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