Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs was a Chinese American activist. She worked on the frontline of many social justice causes throughout her long life.

The producer and director of American Revolutionary is named Grace Lee, just like Grace Lee Boggs. Grace Lee was born in Columbia, Missouri. She learned about Boggs and wanted to share her remarkable story of activism and heroism with the world!


American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Produced by:Austin Wilkin/Grace Lee

In this short doc, 95-year-old activist and philosopher Grace Lee Boggs reflects on her life of activism and her connection to Detroit. She participated in over 70 years of social justice movements.

High school student Julia Wang shares her hero story about Grace Lee Boggs.

Revolutionary Grace Lee Boggs

By: Julia Wang

Story with Audio: Listen and Read Along

Grace Lee Boggs

By: Jane Wallace from New York - Written in 2015

MY HERO Suggested Video

"Kids Tell the Herstory of Grace Lee Boggs" (2016) by Kristina Wong

A cute and informative video by the kids of Radical Cram School about Grace Lee Boggs.


Grace Lee Boggs is recognized for her activism in murals throughout Detroit. Artist Robert Shetterly honors Lee Boggs in his Americans Who Tell the Truth series.

Mural Off Russell Street
Credit: Sabrina Nelson

Grace Lee Boggs (June 27, 1915 to October 5, 2015) was an American author, social activist, philosopher and feminist.

Credit: Robert Shetterly

Call to Action

Grace Lee Boggs fought for social justice for decades.You can make a change in your community too!

Enter the MY HERO Digital Mural Contest and show what equity looks like in your community.

Learn about the issues and take action with NEA EdJustice, which mobilizes activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.

Our Schools Our Communities
Credit: National Education Association (

Social justice is United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #16: To promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

The World's Largest Lesson

Produced by:Produced by: Helen Argo / Directed by: Sarah Cox
Everyone must work together to achieve the 17 Global Goals for sustainable development.

Related Pages

Dan Eldon Activist Award

Submit your film for The Dan Eldon Activist Award, awarded to the film which best uses media to effect positive change. Deadline 10/1.

World Day of Social Justice

By: Becky Miller
On World Day of Social Justice (February 20), we celebrate heroes who worked to remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability--so all people can live to their full potential with dignity.

Our Curators


Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro. 


Short films curated by MY HERO International Film Festival director Wendy Milette


Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel. 

Organizer created on 6/8/2020 2:07:18 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel

Last edited 6/29/2020 1:26:15 AM by Shannon Luders-Manuel