Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs (June 27, 1915 – October 5, 2015) was an American author, social activist, philosopher, and feminist.[4] She is known for her years of political collaboration with C. L. R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya in the 1940s and 1950s.[5] In the 1960s she and James Boggs, her husband of some forty years, took their own political direction.[6] 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, with Scott Kurashige and published by the University of California Press. She is regarded as a key figure in the Asian American Movement.

Grace Lee Boggs
Boggs at her home in Detroit in 2012
Born
Grace Chin Lee[1][2]

(1915-06-27)June 27, 1915
DiedOctober 5, 2015(2015-10-05) (aged 100)
EducationColumbia University (BA)
Bryn Mawr College (MA, PhD)
Occupation
  • Writer
  • social activist
  • philosopher
  • feminist
Political party
MovementJohnson–Forest Tendency (1941–1951)
Spouse(s)
(m. 1953; died 1993)
[1]
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese陈玉平
Traditional Chinese陳玉平