Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois
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Rush Statement on Passing of Civil Rights Activist Dr. Willie Barrow

Mar 12, 2015
Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement about the passing of civil rights activist Dr. Willie Barrow:

“Dr. Willie Barrow dedicated her life to the fight for justice. Her works are many and she will be remembered by her passion and commitment to equality. She was active in working against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and led a delegation to North Vietnam. She was also active in the National Urban League and the National Council of Negro Women where she spent time seeking community-based resources for those in need.

“Dr. Willie Barrow will forever live in our hearts for demonstrating a life-long commitment to furthering civil rights. The world is better off because Dr. Barrows lived. She left this world in a far better place than when she entered.”