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Remembering Grace Lee Boggs and the Revolution She Inspired in Me


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Remembering Grace Lee Boggs and the Revolution She Inspired in Me

Sarah van Gelder

This week, I returned to Detroit as I have every few years. On Thursday, I visited the James and Grace Lee Boggs School and heard of the influence Grace had in founding a school that is deeply rooted in community. On Friday, I visited the Boggs Center and talked to board members about their perceptions of displacement, water shut-offs, and community power in Detroit.

And I had a chance to sit with Grace, hold her hand, and bring our greetings from YES!

“I’m tired,” she told me.


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Thank you for the inspiring eulogy, Ms. van Gelder; and for this wisdom:

"... and we’ll keep on working to create a world where “growing our souls,” rather than the economy, is our aim."

Growing our souls... Yes!


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I live just outside Detroit and Grace was always a hero of mine. I am so glad she is being remembered so fondly. She was a real treasure & I will miss her.