May 4, 2016

A Century in Love and Struggle

Grace Lee Boggs was an American activist and revolutionary who devoted her life to nearly every social struggle imaginable, from civil rights to labor and Marxist revolution to feminism. Born to Chinese immigrants, Boggs was an anomaly in her communities — a Chinese-American woman who, after marrying a black autoworker and writer named James Boggs, became deeply involved in the Black Power and Civil Rights movements. She died in October 2015 at the age of 100. Last March, in honor of Grace Lee Boggs’ remarkable life and work, Bay Area groups organized a weekend-long celebration in Richmond and Oakland. Reporter Bonnie Chan brings us the story.

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