Free Press article on Grace Lee Boggs 94th Birthday Celebration

Boggs and Glover greet people at the party, where there was plenty of good food and drink. And birthday cake. Photo by DAVID SCHALLIOL.

Boggs and Glover greet people at the party, where there was plenty of good food and drink. And birthday cake. Photo by DAVID SCHALLIOL.

Birthday guests sign a card for Boggs. Photo by DAVID SCHALLIOL.

Birthday guests sign a card for Boggs. Photo by DAVID SCHALLIOL.

Excerpt:

It isn’t what she said — I couldn’t hear her well standing in the back of the room. It was what others said about Grace Lee Boggs, revered activist, that moved me during her 94th birthday celebration last night.

A motley crowd, indeed. Young and older. People from the city, suburbs and way across the water. Lawyers, rappers, students. Musicians, students, pastors, journalists. Families. Teachers. Activists, for sure.

They were all at Central United Methodist Church in Detroit for Boggs.

The man in front of me: “That’s an honor for all these people to come. When I told my mother where I was going, she said, ‘Ooooooo, that’s an honor.’”

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