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Grace Lee Boggs (June 27, 1915 – October 5, 2015) was an American author, lifelong social activist and feminist. She was known for her years of political collaboration with C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya in the 1940s and 1950s. She eventually went off in her own political direction in the 1960s with her husband of forty years, James Boggs, until his death in 1993.

Boggs was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She was raised in Queens, New York City. Boggs studied at Barnard College and at Bryn Mawr College.

By 1998, she had written four books, including an autobiography. In 2011, still active at the age of 95, 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.

Boggs died in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 100.

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