Grace Lee Boggs, activist, feminist, author, and philosopher, touched the lives of many through her work. She authored several books, including “Women and the Movement to Build a New America” and “The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century” and was the first person to translate some of Karl Marx’s essays from the “Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844” to English.
Boggs worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements with her husband, James Boggs, right up until her death on October 5, 2015.
Two years later, Twitter remembers the political activist through the hashtag #GraceLeeTaughtMe:
— BoggsCenterDetroit (@Boggs_Center) October 5, 2017
— Grace Lee Boggs (@GraceLeeBoggs) October 5, 2017
— Emily P. Lawsin (@emilylawsin) October 5, 2017
#GraceLeeTaughtMe the significance of reflection, that questions are often more important than answers, & to seek the opportunity in crisis.
— Tawana aka Honeycomb (@Combsthepoet) October 5, 2017
Above all, #GraceLeeTaughtMe that to be an Asian American and a feminist is not mutually exclusive; instead that this is essential work.
— Reappropriate (@reappropriate) October 5, 2017
— Allen Lum (@nyc_alum) October 5, 2017
#GraceLeeTaughtMe to fight, to speak up, to struggle in community with others.
— Tamiko Nimura (@TamikoN) October 5, 2017
— Mark Tseng-Putterman (@tsengputterman) October 5, 2017
Meeting & reading @GraceLeeBoggs changed my life & rocked my world in ways I can barely begin to quantify. She’s irreplaceable but we all have a role to play. #GraceLeeTaughtMe https://t.co/78CCN5Ya7n
— Scott Kurashige (@scottkurashige) October 5, 2017
— Irsida Bejo (@diagstudio) October 5, 2017
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