Radical Philosophy Review 17 (2):477-485 (2014)

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Gail Presbey
University of Detroit Mercy
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Grace Lee Boggs (1915–2015) was a philosopher and activist influenced by Hegel, Marx, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and her collaborators C. L. R. James and Jimmy Boggs. During her long career, she inspired a generation of young thinker-activists to establish institutions and practices in Detroit to promote community and justice. The article gives an overview of her life and accomplishments, discusses the social and political philosophy set forth in her book The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-first Century, and reviews the documentary about her by director Grace Lee, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.
Keywords Social and Political Philosophy  Racism and Racial Justice  Community  Detroit
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DOI 10.5840/radphilrev201491724
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