Today is Jimmy’s 100th birthday (May 28, 1919 ).
This is part of a statement he made 30 years ago about his vision for a new society:
“My vision of a new society in the United States comes out of my life in the United States and my reflections on my experiences and on the history of humanity as I, in my small way, have been able to grasp that history… I have many turning points in my life. I have won some battles, and I have lost a great many. But I would never say that I have won any great victories or lost any war. Because it is out of these struggles, my historical experiences and my reflections on the past and the present that I have arrived at my vision of a new society in America. My life and my struggles have always been full of passion and hope because I believe that wherever human beings are, there resides in them a desire to strive to become more human.”
— James Boggs, 1979