Grace Lee Boggs credited labor leader A. Phillip Randolph as her inspiration during our interview in Detroit. We dug up some audio of his 1963 speech at the March on Washington. Oh, what a voice!
We’re used to hearing about Detroit as a symbol of economic collapse. With the recent news coverage of city's financial crisis and declaration of bankruptcy, we travel to a city of vigor where joyful, passionate people are reimagining work, food, and the very meaning of humanity. The Chinese-American philosopher and civil rights legend Grace Lee Boggs is the heart and soul of this largely hidden story, which holds lessons for us all.
is a philosopher and social activist. She's also the author of Living for Change: An Autobiography and a board member of the Boggs Center.