• White race traitor, wigger and communist Grace Lee Boggs DEADER THAN A

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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. She was 100.

    Boggs and 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.

    Her death was announced by the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center
    to Nurture Community Leadership, which she set up after her
    husband's 1993 death.

    "Grace died as she lived surrounded by books, politics, people
    and ideas," Alice Jennings and Shea Howell, two of her trustees,
    said in a statement issued by the center.

    In a statement released by the White House, President Barack
    Obama said Boggs learned early that "the world needed changing,
    and she overcame barriers to do just that."

    "Grace dedicated her life to serving and advocating for the
    rights of others - from her community activism in Detroit, to
    her leadership in the civil rights movement, to her ideas that
    challenged us all to lead meaningful lives," the president said.

    The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Boggs was born in Rhode
    Island in 1915 and grew up in New York City. After receiving a
    doctorate in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College in 1940, Boggs
    worked at the University of Chicago's Philosophy Library.

    Boggs moved back to New York to work with socialist theorist
    C.L.R. James, helping create an offshoot of the Socialist
    Workers Party that focused on race and poverty.

    She moved to Detroit in the 1950s to write for a socialist
    newspaper. That's where she met James Boggs, an African-American
    man who would become her husband and collaborator. In the 1960s,
    the couple became involved in the black power movement and were
    known to offer Malcolm X a place to stay when he visited Detroit.

    Their later work focused on Detroit's residents and
    neighborhoods and included starting Detroit Summer, a program
    for young people to work on community projects.

    Boggs was the subject of a 2013 documentary, "American
    Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," that aired on

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/labor-civil-rights-activist- grace-lee-boggs-dies-34270688

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