VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: GRACE LEE BOGGSveteranfeminists2023-01-05T17:46:43-05:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Grace Lee Boggs
June 27, 1915 – October 5, 2015
“You cannot change any society unless you take responsibility for it, unless you see yourself as belonging to it and responsible for changing it.” – Grace Lee Boggs
Activist, writer and speaker. Seven decades of political involvement in the major social movements of the past century. A daughter of Chinese immigrants. B.A., Barnard College (1935); Ph.D. in Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College (1940). Up until her 100th year, was much in demand as a public speaker and community activist. Honorary doctorates from the University of Michigan, Wooster College, Kalamazoo College and Wayne State University. Lifetime achievement awards from Detroit City Council, Organization of Chinese Americans, Anti-Defamation League (Michigan), Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, Museum of Chinese in the Americas and Association for Asian American Studies.Detroit News Michiganian of the Year; the National Women’s Hall of Fame and Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. Subject of a Peabody Award-winning documentary, American Revolution: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, directed by L.A. filmmaker Grace Lee.
Photo. Grace Lee Boggs and filmmaker Grace Lee, 2014.