Grace Lee Boggs

Activist, writer, speaker

Grace Lee Boggs is a 93-year-old activist, writer, and speaker whose seven decades of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements of our time. A daughter of Chinese immigrants born in 1915, Grace received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College in 1940 but dedicated herself to movement building. Since 1953, Grace has lived in Detroit, including 40 years engaged in grassroots organizing and political theorizing with her late husband, James Boggs -- an African American labor activist.

Grace’s publications include Living for Change and Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century (with James Boggs). Her blog postings are adapted from her weekly column for the Michigan Citizen newspaper. These columns and other writings/speeches are archived at:

Boggs’s extended interviews on Bill Moyers Journal and Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now can be found at:

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