Grace Lee Boggs (June 27, 1915 – October 5, 2015) was an American author, social activist, philosopher and feminist.She is known for her years of political collaboration with C. L. R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1960s she and James Boggs, her husband of some forty years (he died in 1993), took their own political direction.
By 1998, she had written four books, including an autobiography. In 2011, still active at the age of 95, she wrote a fifth book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, with Scott Kurashige and published by the University of California Press.
Boggs was a hugely respected civil rights and labour rights activist, particularly focusing her work in the US auto-mobile hub of Detroit.
Being a good person takes work and dedication: ‘Love isn’t about what we did yesterday; it’s about what we do today and tomorrow and the day after.’