Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs (June 27, 1915 – October 5, 2015) was an American author. She protested inequality against women and smaller racial groups. She was known for her years of political work with C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya in the 1940s and 1950s.
Early life[change | change source]
Contributions[change | change source]
Boggs and her husband focused on black rights. In 1970, they started The National Organization for an American Revolution. The organization helped stop the population of Detroit, Michigan from leaving by supplying food and building connections between neighborhoods. They started food banks and helped start groups that stopped the turn off of power sources.
After her husband’s death in 1993, Boggs started her own programs. In 2013, she started the James and Grace Lee Boggs School, which is a charter school for the kids of Detroit.
By 1998, she had written four books, along with a book about herself. In 2011, she wrote a fifth book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, co-written by Scott Kurashige and published by the University of California Press.
References[change | change source]
- "Gale - Enter Product Login". go.galegroup.com. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
- American Civil Rights Activist Grace Boggs Dies in Detroit at 100
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grace Lee Boggs.|
- The Boggs Center Home Page
- Grace Lee Boggs interviewed on Democracy Now!, January 20, 2008
- Grace Lee Boggs interviewed by Bill Moyers, June 15, 2007
- Boggs on the Financial Meltdown and Social Change - video report by Democracy Now!
- "The Only Way to Survive is By Taking Care of One Another" - video report by Democracy Now!