Grace Lee Boggs Interviewed by Bill Moyers

Subject: Detroit, revolution, rebellion, environment, activism, hope
Themes: Community Development Food & Health Civil Rights 21st Century 20th Century Environmental Issues
Age groups: Middle School High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Video

Bill Moyers Journal: Grace Lee Boggs from on Vimeo.

From Revolution and Evolution in the 20th Century, which she wrote with her husband in 1974:

"Rebellions tend to be negative, to denounce and expose the enemy without providing a positive vision of a new future… A revolution is not just for the purpose of correcting past injustices, a revolution involves a projection of man/woman into the future… It begins with projecting the notion of a more human human being, i.e. a human being who is more advanced in the specific qualities which only human beings have — creativity, consciousness and self-consciousness, a sense of political and social responsibility".