On Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, she’s broadly celebrated and even has a stamp bearing her image. But her radical life story is too often left untold.
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.
Grace Lee Boggs: The next decade will bring further changes in the way we think about food, work, and education.
Grace Lee Boggs discussed the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King with Vincent Harding, a close associate of King's. Originally posted in January 2010, we're bringing it back as we celebrate MLK's birthday 2011.
Grace Boggs: We must begin the radical revolution of values that King called for, against the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.
A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit.
A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
Movement building in this period requires actions that can bring about a radical shift in values.
I spoke (via Skype) to the graduate students Symposium at Harvard University on December 5, the 20th anniversary of the death of Nathan Huggins, former director of the university's DuBois Center.
Grace Boggs on breaking free from cycles of violence.
While the Obama administration in D.C. is doing its best to resuscitate a dying economic system, people on the ground have begun to create another America…
Better health is about much more than health insurance. Grace Lee Boggs investigates how we can create the social ties among us that will make our lives more meaningful and therefore healthier.
Call for Beloved Communities: "We are living in a time of great peril and possibility. In 1957, with the Montgomery bus boycott, we embarked on a journey that enlarged the soul of America. We found ..."
The new energies being unleashed by Barack Obama hold great promise. But instead of being followers of a charismatic leader, we must be the leaders we’ve been looking for. And we don’t have to start from scratch. We can look to Dr. King’s vision that he was creating at the height of his awareness before he was taken from us.
Living in a city like Detroit isn’t easy. You are constantly being challenged to “make a way out of no way,” as Jimmy Boggs used to put it. And when you do, the results can be inspiring.
Grace Lee Boggs believes it is that time in history again when we need to recognize our own sacredness and that in others.
Movement building is not just about winning on a particular issue, says Grace Lee Boggs. It is about advancing the evolution of human society.
Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s revolutionary ideas and what they might mean for us today.