No one can tell in advance what form a movement will take. Grace Lee Boggs’s fascinating autobiography traces the story of a woman who transcended class and racial boundaries to pursue her passionate belief in a better society. Now with a new foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley, Living for Change is a sweeping account of a legendary human rights activist whose network included Malcolm X and C. L. R. James. From the end of the 1930s, through the Cold War, the Civil Rights era, and the rise of the Black Panthers to later efforts to rebuild crumbling urban communities, Living for Change is an exhilarating look at a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to social justice.
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“Sam’s Life,” words and music by Oscar Brown Jr., originally published by E. B. Marks Music, reprinted by permission of Oscar Brown Jr.
“A White Man’s Heaven Is a Black Man’s Hell,” by Louis X, reprinted by permission of Louis Farrakhan.
“Paul Robeson,” by Gwendolyn Brooks, reprinted by permission of Broadside Press.
“Let Us Stop This Madness,” by Trinidad Sanchez Jr., copyright 1991; reprinted by permission of March Abrazo Press, Chicago, Illinois.
“Calling All Brothers,” by Gloria House (aka Aneb Kgositsile), originally published by Broadside Press, reprinted by permission of the author. “Lessons in Grace” by Gloria House (aka Aneb Kgositsile) reprinted by permission of the author.
“SOSAD—The War Zone,” by Errol A. Henderson, reprinted by permission of the author.
“On the Anniversary of Grace,” by Louis Tsen, reprinted by permission of the author.
“For James Boggs—Writer, Activist, Worker,” by Ruby Dee, reprinted by permission of the author.
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