Clerk Dorothy Brown Remembers Rev. Willie T. Barrow
- Thursday, March 12, 2015
Today the world lost one of its most noble human beings; Chicago lost one of its most outstanding citizens; the African American community lost one of its most valiant defenders; and I have lost a beloved friend and amazing mentor in the passing of Rev. Willie Taplin Barrow.
We all mourn the death of Rev. Barrow because her vitality in life inspired us all to be our greatest selves. She showed us how to live courageously and selflessly, as she dedicated her entire life to the betterment of humankind. From a young child until her final years, Rev. Barrow continually championed civil rights, political activism, economic parity and international human rights. She worked tirelessly for many years in service to her fellowman and, no matter the depth of struggle; she remained upbeat, optimistic and encouraging to all around her.
My thoughts are with her dear family members and Operation PUSH colleagues. We are all grieving the loss of her, yet we rejoice in the knowledge that the world and all of our lives have been enhanced by the light that was the life of Rev. Willie T. Barrow.
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