Death of Grace Lee Boggs

June 27, 1915 - October 5, 2015
Detroit, Michigan | Age 100

Longtime civil rights, labor activist
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Grace Lee Boggs, a longtime activist who was part of the labor, civil rights, black power, women's rights and environmental justice movements, died Monday at her Detroit home, The Associated Press reported. She was 100.

Boggs and her late husband, James Boggs, were involved in advocacy for decades. She helped organize a 1963 march in Detroit by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the November 1963 Grassroots Leadership Conference in Detroit with Malcom X, the AP said.


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