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Remembering Legendary Detroit Activist Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015)

October 05, 2015
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Democracy Now! has learned the longtime Detroit activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs died this morning at the age of 100. "She left this life as she lived it: surrounded by books, politics, people and ideas," said her friends and caretakers Shea Howell and Alice Jennings.

Grace Lee Boggs was involved with the civil rights, black power, labor, environmental justice and feminist movements over the past seven decades. She was born to Chinese immigrant parents in 1915. In 1992, she co-founded the Detroit Summer youth program to rebuild and renew her city.

Grace Lee Boggs was a regular guest on Democracy Now! for many years. Watch all of her appearances here

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