Grace Lee Boggs facts for kids
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.
She met her husband, James Boggs at a major newspaper, where she was given a job to check the newspaper for errors. James Boggs was an African American auto worker and writer.
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.
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