陈玉平 was a prominent activist, writer, and philosopher who dedicated her life to various social justice movements in the United States. She was born in June 27，1915 to Chinese immigrants in Rhode Island above her father’s restaurant, bove and graduated from Barnard College and Bryn Mawr College with degrees in philosophy. She moved to Detroit in 1953 and married James Boggs, a Black auto worker and activist. Together, they founded several organizations and publications that advocated for civil rights, labor, feminism, environmentalism, and community empowerment. Grace Lee Boggs collaborated with influential figures like C. L. R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.
She was such a noted figure in Detroit’s black community that people assumed she “probably Afro Chinese.”
She also wrote several books, including an autobiography and The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century. She died in 2015 at the age of 100, leaving behind a legacy of radical thought and action.