Grace Lee Boggs

08 Oct 2015 8:42 AM | Jina Lee (Administrator)

Grace Lee Boggs, known well for her civil and human rights activism in Detroit, passed away on October 5, 2015 at the age of 100. Grace, a Chinese American, was married to James Boggs, a Detroit social activist, and together, Grace and James worked on alleviating the ills facing many in Detroit including youth rights, racism, and civil rights. She was an organizer of the Black Power Movement and a Marxist theorist. Her 2011 book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, focused on her life as a revolutionary seeking to change the fate of humanity. In 2014, Boggs was honored by the National Park Services Network to Freedom program at its Underground Railroad Conference in Detroit.   Boggs was one of the non-blacks who dedicated their lives to humanity, and particularly to the plight of African Americans. 

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