Boggs, James

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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 Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972. Papers, 1955-1987 (bulk 1965-1974). Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
creatorOf Boggs, James. 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 Glaberman, Martin. Martin and Jessie Glaberman collection, 1939-1979. Wayne State University
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Relation Name
associatedWith Asian Political Alliance. corporateBody
associatedWith Boggs, Grace Lee. person
correspondedWith Gitlin, Todd person
correspondedWith Glaberman, Martin. person
associatedWith Inner City Organizing Committee (Detroit, Mich.) 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 Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
African Americans--Civil rights
Social movements
Political parties--Platforms
Urban Renewal
Educational change
Political activists
Philosophy, Marxist
Minorities--Civil rights
Socialism and education


Active 1962

Active 1987



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SNAC ID: 23153802