Grace Lee Boggs is an activist, writer and speaker whose sixty
years of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements
of this century: Labor, Civil rights, Black Power, Asian American, Women's
and Environmental Justice. Friends from many communities helped celebrate
her 90th birthday in June 2005.
Her work can be found at the Boggs
Center website, and her weekly columns are on-line at:
On her book, "Living
University of Minnesota Press, 1998
"If the future is to be lived the past must be understood." With
this paraphrase of Kierkegaard, Grace Lee Boggs ends her effort to provide
an account of both her own past and that of an American left. For those
seeking to make sense of the contradictory and confusing world of left-
wing politics in the US over the course of this century, it is often
useful to have a guide.