Grace Lee Boggs

“We have a long road ahead because the rising grassroots movements provide an opportunity to create a new system of democracy, work, education, and environmental stewardship, based on completely different values…We are at one of those turning points in history where we need a revolution, meaning a re-invention of culture.”

She fought for labor rights in the Great Depression. She marched with Martin Luther King in the summer of 1963. In later life, she worked with inner city school children in Detroit.

A Chinese activist for labor and the rights of African-Americans, Grace Lee Boggs was born this day in 1915.

Grace Lee Boggs.

 

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