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Articles by Grace Lee Boggs

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A collection of writing by the Detroit activist and educator.

Rosa Parks, Champion for Human Rights Rosa Parks, Champion for Human Rights
by Grace Lee Boggs, Alice B. Jennings
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.
Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit Planting Seeds of Hope: How Sustainable Activism Transformed Detroit
by Grace Lee Boggs, Scott Kurashige
After the death throes of urban decay, what the Motor City can teach us about vision, community, and the power of movements.
Time to Grow Our Souls Time to Grow Our Souls
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs on what it will take to make the protests in Wisconsin and elsewhere truly transformative.
A Hands-On New Year A Hands-On New Year
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Lee Boggs: The next decade will bring further changes in the way we think about food, work, and education.
How Shall We Celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday? How Shall We Celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday?
by Grace Lee Boggs
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.
Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Boggs: We must begin the radical revolution of values that King called for, against the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.
A Requiem for Detroit? A Requiem for Detroit?
by Grace Lee Boggs
A new documentary illustrates a different kind of American Dream taking hold in Detroit.
Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century Economics & Solidarity in the 21st Century
by Grace Lee Boggs
A broken Haiti highlights the need for locally-rooted and resilient economies everywhere.
Climate Change Movement Builds at Copenhagen Climate Change Movement Builds at Copenhagen
by Grace Lee Boggs
Movement building in this period requires actions that can bring about a radical shift in values.
Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm
 Honoring Nathan Huggins, Martin, and Malcolm

by Grace Lee Boggs
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.
Fort Hood: We're Killing Ourselves Fort Hood: We're Killing Ourselves
by Grace Lee Boggs
Grace Boggs on breaking free from cycles of violence.
A New America in the Making A New America in the Making
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…
A New Outlook On Health A New Outlook On Health
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.
Commentary :: The Fierce Urgency of Now Commentary :: The Fierce Urgency of Now
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 ..."
Living for Change :: Obama and MLK Living for Change :: Obama and MLK
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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