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Rev Willie Barrow

Remembering the Little Warrior

Hermene Hartman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Reverend Willie Taplin Barrow was a powerhouse. She stood only 4'11", but she was a giant. She was a fighter, thus her title "The Little Warrior." Barrow fought injustice and spoke for equality on all fronts -- race, women, and gays.

Rev. Willie Barrow: A Goddaughter Remembers

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.12.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In what would be her last Christmas in 2014, I asked my godmother how she came to meet Dr. King and Rosa Parks. Her answer, "In the streets, marching."

Front-Line Civil Rights Fighter Dies

Associated Press | JASON KEYSER | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Rev. Willie Barrow, a front-line civil rights fighter for decades and a mentor to younger generations of activists, died Thursday ...

Remembering Rev. Addie Wyatt: Chicago's Little Engine Who Could

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Rev. Addie Wyatt, the woman who rolled up her sleeves to help others and worked shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, will be laid to rest Easter weekend on Chicago's South Side.

Civil Rights Icon Rev. Barrow Looks Back

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As her goddaughter, I don't think of civil rights leader Rev. Willie Barrow as "The Little Warrior" so much as "The Little Engine that Could."