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Grace Lee Boggs

Living change: A collection of writing by the Detroit activist and educator.

Rosa Parks, Champion for Human Rights

Rosa Parks, Champion for Human Rights

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Feb 04, 2013 03:50 PM |

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.

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Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit

Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Jun 16, 2011 06:18 PM |

After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.

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Time to Grow Our Souls

Time to Grow Our Souls

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Mar 22, 2011 01:05 PM |

Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.

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A Hands-On New Year

A Hands-On New Year

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Jan 26, 2011 10:45 AM |

Grace Lee Boggs: The next decade will bring further changes in the way we think about food, work, and education.

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How Shall We Celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday?

How Shall We Celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday?

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Jan 17, 2011 12:00 AM |

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.

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Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World

Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Sep 13, 2010 12:35 PM |

Grace Boggs: We must begin the radical revolution of values that King called for, against the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.

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A Requiem for Detroit?

A Requiem for Detroit?

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at May 12, 2010 12:35 PM |

A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit.

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Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century

Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Feb 26, 2010 02:05 PM |

A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.

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Climate Change Movement Builds at Copenhagen

Climate Change Movement Builds at Copenhagen

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Dec 16, 2009 10:30 AM |

Movement building in this period requires actions that can bring about a radical shift in values.

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Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm


Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm


Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Dec 10, 2009 10:45 AM |

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.

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Fort Hood: We're Killing Ourselves

Fort Hood: We're Killing Ourselves

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Nov 18, 2009 03:50 PM |

Grace Boggs on breaking free from cycles of violence.

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A New America in the Making

A New America in the Making

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs |

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…

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A New Outlook On Health

A New Outlook On Health

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs |

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.

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Commentary :: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Commentary :: The Fierce Urgency of Now

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs |

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 ..."

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Living for Change :: Obama and MLK

Living for Change :: Obama and MLK

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs |

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.

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Living for Change :: A Way Out of No Way

Living for Change :: A Way Out of No Way

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs |

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.

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Spirituality and Movement Building

Spirituality and Movement Building

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs |

Grace Lee Boggs believes it is that time in history again when we need to recognize our own sacredness and that in others.

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Seven Great Ideas for Movement Builders

Seven Great Ideas for Movement Builders

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs |

Movement building is not just about winning on a particular issue, says Grace Lee Boggs. It is about advancing the evolution of human society.

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The beloved community of Martin Luther King

The beloved community of Martin Luther King

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs |

Reflections on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s revolutionary ideas and what they might mean for us today.

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Journey To a New America

Journey To a New America

Posted by Grace Lee Boggs at Sep 30, 2002 05:00 PM |

Grace Boggs writes a Journey to a New America, who are "we the people?"

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