Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership

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"James and Grace Lee boggs Center To Nurture community Leadership hpp// / {r}evolution - the two side non-violent revolution in values. The Boggs Center was founded in 1995 by friends and associates of James Boggs (1919 -1993) and Grace Lee Boggs (1915 - ) to honor and continue their legacy as movement activists and theoreticians. Our aim is to help grassroots activists develop themselves into visionary leaders and critical thinkers who can devise proactive strategies for rebuilding and respiriting our cities and rural communities from the ground up, demonstrate the power of ideas in changing ourselves, our reality, and demystify leadership. "[1]

Boggs Center Reading Book List From Grace Lee Boggs

By Grace Lee Boggs on May 19, 2012. [2]



  • The School and Society By John Dewey
  • Community Based Education By Gregory Smith & David Sobol
  • The End of Education By Neil Postman
  • The Disappearance of Childhood By Neil Postman
  • Centuries of Childhood By Philippe Aries)
  • Handbook of Social Justice in Education – ed: Ayers, Quinn and Stoval (articles on Emancipatory Pedagogy)


  • I Call Myself an Artist – Charles Johnson


  • Listening To Africa – By Pierre Pradervand
  • Challenge From Africa – By Wangari Maathai
  • Food Movements Unite – ed. Eric Holt Giminez


  • Testament of Hope Essential Writings and Speeches, Martin Luther King, Jr. Ed: James Melvin Washington
  • Autobiography of MalcolmX, with Alex Haley
  • The American Revolution – By James Boggs
  • Black Odyssey By Nathan Huggins
  • Ghosts In Our Blood: With Malcolm X in Africa, England

and the Caribbean By Jan Carew

  • Citizen Douglass by Nathan Huggins
  • Malcolm X at The Oxford Union –

by Saladin Ambar

  • James Boggs: Pages From A Black Radical’s Notebook – ed. Stephen Ward


  • The Modern World System By Immanuel Wallersteiin
  • Utopistics: Or Historical Choices of the Twenty-First Century By Immanuel Wallerstein
  • Conversations Between Grace Lee Boggs and Wallerstein (pamphlet)
  • The Great Transformation By Karl Polanyi
  • The Third Wave By Alvin Toffler
  • The City in History By Lewis Mumford


  • Revolution and Evolution in the 20th Century – By James & Grace Lee Boggs
  • The Next American Revolution – Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige
  • Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence -By, Michael Hardt
  • Multitudes – Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri
  • Blessed Unrest By Paul Hawken


  • Collected Poems – author, T. S. Elliot




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  1. Boggs Center Home, organizational web page, accessed July 5, 2012.
  2. Boggs Center Boggs Center Reading Book List From Grace Lee Boggs, organizational web page, accessed July 5, 2012.