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Record #: R2015-111   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 3/18/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 3/18/2015
Title: Tribute to late Reverend Willie T. Barrow
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Harris, Michelle A., Beale, Anthony, Pope, John, Cardenas, George A., Burke, Edward M., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Solis, Daniel, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Austin, Carrie M., Mitts, Emma, Tunney, Thomas, Pawar, Ameya, Osterman, Harry, Silverstein, Debra L., Willie B. Cochran, Graham, Deborah L., Cappleman, James, Holmes, Natashia, Thomas, Latasha R., Burns, William D., Maldonado, Roberto, Dowell, Pat
Attachments: 1. R2015-111.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITV OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
March 18,2015








TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Dowell, Burns, Holmes, Harris, Beale, Pope, Cardenas, Burke, Thomas, Cochran, Brookins, Solis, Maldonado, Burnett, Graham, Austin, Mitts, Tunney, Cappleman, Pawar, Osterman, and Silverstein, a resolution honoring the life and memory of the Reverend Willie T. Barrow.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Very truly yours,

Mayor


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Ifjresented by mayor rahm emanuel on march 18, 2015


, The Members of this Chamber mourn the death, on March 12, 2015, at age 90, of Reverend Willie T. Barrow, the revered Civil Rights icon and Chicago activist, whose life on the front lines in the fight for equality, fairness and economic opportunity earned her the moniker "The Little Warrior"; and

WHEREAS, Born in Burton, Texas on December 7, 1924 to Nelson and Octavia Taplin, Reverend Barrow grew up on a farm with six siblings. Her father was a minister in the Church of God. As a young girl, Reverend Barrow would travel with him in his wagon to speaking engagements; and

WHEREAS, Willie Barrow was just 12 years old when she led her first demonstration to protest unequal treatment. The year was 1936 and the public schools in rural Burton were still segregated. Willie and her African-American classmates were forced to walk to school, while white students rode the bus. Rather than accept the situation, Willie organized her fellow students and they raised the issue with local school officials. From then on, Black students in Burton took the bus to school; and

WHEREAS, A...

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