Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Tuesday, September 21

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Civil rights leader Rev. Willie T. Barrow passed away this morning at age 90. Nicknamed "Little Warrior," Barrow walked with Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma and worked with Rev. Jesse Jackson on Operation Breadbasket and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. President Obama released a statement calling her "a constant inspiration, a lifelong mentor, and a very dear friend."

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