Boggs, James, 1919-1993

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Revolutionary socialists who played a leading role in organizing radical organizations in Detroit and nationally, as well as theorizing and updating the political philosophy of Marxist-Leninism. Contributed to the founding of the National Organizations for an American Revolution (NOAR). Primary theorists and organizers for NOAR from 1979-1987.

From the description of James and Grace Lee Boggs papers, 1962-1987. (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321056

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creatorOf Allen, Robert I. [Black nationalism and Black power pamphlets]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Guide to the Oral History of the American Left Collection, 1940-2011 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
creatorOf James and Grace Lee Boggs papers, 1962-1987. Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
creatorOf Ross, Jacob. Document, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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
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associatedWith Asian Political Alliance. corporateBody
spouseOf Boggs, Grace Lee, 1915-2015 person
correspondedWith Gitlin, Todd person
correspondedWith Glaberman, Martin. person
associatedWith Inner City Organizing Committee (Detroit, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO) corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Committee for Organizing the Unemployed. corporateBody
correspondedWith Mortimer, Wyndham, 1884-1966 person
associatedWith National Organization for an American Revolution. corporateBody
associatedWith Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972. person
associatedWith Ross, Jacob. person
correspondedWith Russell, Bertrand, 1872-1970 person
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration corporateBody
associatedWith Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Marion (Ala.) US
United States 00 US
Detroit MI US
African Americans
Educational change
Philosophy, Marxist
Political activists
Political parties
Socialism and education
Social movements
Urban renewal
Labor leaders


Birth 1919-05-28

Death 1993-07-22



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SNAC ID: 23153802