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1915 - 2015 Grace Lee Boggs Writer, Activist, Philosopher

Suzanne Kai


Memorial services are planned October 31, 2015 in Detroit for Grace Lee Boggs, an activist and philosopher who relentlessly fought for civil rights, black power, feminism, labor and environmental justice.

Ms. Boggs passed away peacefully October 5, 2015 at her home in Detroit at the age of 100. Boggs, the daughter of Chinese immigrants and her late husband James were involved in advocacy, notably helping organize a 1963 march in Detroit by Martin Luther King Jr. Ms. Boggs earned a Ph.D. degree at Bryn Mawr College in philosophy. Ms. Boggs founded community organizations, and wrote books on her vision of a revolution in America.

The photo with Ms. Boggs in conversation with MSNBC's Richard Lui was taken at V3 the Asian American Journalists Association Los Angeles chapter's sponsored conference on June 15, 2014.


The memorial service planned for October 31, 2015 at 11:00am to 2:00pm in Detroit, Michigan is sponsored by IBEW Local 58. The Grace Lee Boggs Memorial Committee organizers are requesting attendees to RSVP via

IBEW Local 58

1358 Abbott Street

Detroit, MI 48226


Books by Grace Lee Boggs:

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, authored with Scott Kurashige.

Living for Change: An Autobiography.

Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century

A documentary about her life and work - American Revolutionary: The Grace Lee Boggs Story

POV is streaming the film by filmmaker Grace Lee for free until November 4, 2015

The Los Angeles Times

The Guardian

The New York Times

On Being with Krista Tippett

100 Quotse for 100 Years of Grace Lee Boggs, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center #GraceLeeBoggs100



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