Subject of the Month: 2016

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June 2016


Sign for June 2016 Subject of the Month, Grace Lee Boggs

Selector: Monique Oldfield and Elizabeth Clemens

Grace Lee Boggs was a writer, philosopher, mentor, and an outspoken activist for many causes, including civil rights, workers’ rights, Black Power, environmental justice, feminism, and community empowerment. To many, she seemed a force of nature – always working, organizing, teaching, and inspiring others to think critically and improve the world around them. Her philosophies evolved constantly throughout her life, but one thing held true from the beginning to the end: her faith that positive social change was possible if people were willing to work together.


Web Resources

Select Books by Grace Lee Boggs and James Boggs


Select Journal Articles


Detroit Activism

Archival Collections in the Reuther Library and Archive

Grace Lee Boggs on DVD

Videos June 2016

"Tribute to Grace Lee Boggs." Tavis Smiley Show, June 17, 2013.
"Grace Lee Boggs - Where Do We Go From Here?" The New School, April 22, 2012.
"Grace Lee Boggs and Immanuel Wallerstein Speak." United States Social Forum, 2010.