Grace Lee Boggs is an activist, writer and speaker whose more than sixty years of political involvement encompass the major U.S. social movements of this century: Labor, Civil rights, Black Power, Asian American, Women's and Environmental Justice. In 1992, with husband James Boggs, Shea Howell and others, she founded DETROIT SUMMER
, a multicultural, intergenerational youth program to rebuild, redefine and respirit Detroit from the ground up, which completed its twelfth season in the summer of 2003. Additionally, Grace Lee Boggs is active with the Boggs Center
in Detroit, the Beloved Communities
initiative, and writes for the weekly Michigan Citizen.