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Civil rights fighter Rev. Willie Barrow dies

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Longtime civil rights activist the Rev. Willie Barrow has died in Chicago.

Barrow was on the front lines of the civil rights movement, working for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  She participated in the  1963 March of Washington and in later years worked to stem Chicago's gun violence.

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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