Boggs, Grace Lee, 1915-2015

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Grace Lee Boggs, who received a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College in 1940, co-authored Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century and Conversations in Maine with her husband. Dr. Boggs was also employed by the city of Detroit as a teacher for many years. The Boggses also contributed to the founding of the National Organization for an American Revolution (NOAR) from 1979-1981 and were primary theorists and organizers for NOAR from 1979-1987. During the 1970's and 1980's the Boggses spent much of their time lecturing to university audiences, community organizations and revolutionary and radical groups nationwide.

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referencedIn Martin and Jessie Glaberman Collection Papers, 1939-2001 Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
creatorOf NKRUMAH, Kwame Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
referencedIn C.L.R. James letters, 1939-1981, 1939-1946 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Archives Section
creatorOf James and Grace Lee Boggs papers, 1962-1987. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn C.L.R. James letters, 1939-1981 (bulk 1939-1946) New York State Historical Documents Inventory
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referencedIn Statement by President Barack Obama Barack H. Obama Library
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spouseOf Boggs, James. person
correspondedWith Glaberman, Martin. person
associatedWith James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Jackson Heights NY US
Detroit MI US
Providence RI US
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Birth 1915-06-27

Death 2015-10-05




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SNAC ID: 47018863