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During her 96 plus years on the planet, Boggs has been an active participant in the most profound social movements of the twentieth century. After earning her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Bryn Mawr College in 1940, she embarked on a career as a social activist that has spanned 70 years. Her lived experiences as a Chinese American woman, philosopher, feminist, environmentalist, civil rights leader, community organizer, and wife to Black labor activist Jimmy Boggs have given her a unique perspective on what it means to be an activist in the twenty-first century. She truly has made her road by walking (Horton & Friere, 1990). Grace Lee Boggs’ book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century (2010), is both a retrospective look on her life as an activist-philosopher and a hopeful road map for a way forward in the twenty-first century. It is required reading for all who aspire to create a more livable, democratic and sustainable future for the planet.





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