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Honoring Grace Lee Boggs

June 27, 2013

“History is not the past. It is the stories that we tell about the past. How we tell these stories – triumphantly, self-critically, metaphysically, or dialectically – has a lot to do with whether we cut short or advance our evolution as human beings.” ~Grace Lee Boggs
It was certainly an honor to represent Grace Lee Boggs for Firebrands: Portraits from the Americas, and also with Jimmy Boggs in a Celebrate People’s History poster about the two of them. Grace, who turns 98 today in Detroit, is an incredibly thoughtful, original activist whose life’s work focused on the creation of alternatives that bring out the best of humanity. She is known for looking at problems from all angles, including upside down. Her ideas and positive spirit will continue to radiate for years and years in the lives of the people she’s mentored, encouraged, and inspired. Thank you Grace!

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