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Agribusiness; publications, 1980s

 File — Box: 24, folders: 6-7
Part I: The papers of James and Grace Lee Boggs, much of it relating to their publications and speaking engagements, reflect their involvement with radical political ideas and groups as well as their community activism in Detroit's neighborhoods.

Important subjects covered in the collection are: African-American Church African-Americans--Michigan—Detroit Asian Political Alliance Community Development--Michigan--Detroit Community Organizations--Michigan--Detroit Crime--Michigan--Detroit Educational Reform Environmental Protectionism Inner City Organizing Committee Radicalism--United States Michigan Committee for Organizing the Unemployed National Organization for an American Revolution (NOAR) Native Americans People's Republic of China Racism Religion and Marxism Save Our Sons and Daughters Unemployment--Michigan Urban Development

Among the important correspondents are: Paul Buhle James Chaffers Ossie Davis Ruby Dee W. H. and Carol Ferry Todd Gitlin Kathleen Gough Julia Herre Frances Herring Alice Mary Hilton C. L. R. James Robert Mendoza Wyndham Mortimer Kwame Nkrumah Lyman and Frances Paine Bertrand Russell Luis Tsen

Series Description: Series I, James Boggs, 1962-1987: Correspondence of James and Grace Lee Boggs, speeches by James Boggs and rough drafts for The American Revolution.

Series II, Grace Lee Boggs, 1965-1985: Material relating to the National Organization for an American Revolution (NOAR), the Inner City Organizing Committee (ICOC) and the Michigan Committee for Organizing the Unemployed (M-COU) and speeches by Grace Lee Boggs.
Part II: Part 2 of the collection continues documenting the Boggs’ writings, publication and involvement in the community of Detroit as well as various organizations, such as NOAR. Also included are other organizations like SOSAD, ICOC, WEPROS, TIPO MOVE and MCOU. Materials regarding Detroit largely focus on the African American community but others, such as the Native American and Mexican American communities, are documented as well.

Important Subjects: African-American Church African-Americans--Michigan—Detroit Asian Political Alliance Community Development--Michigan--Detroit Community Organizations--Michigan--Detroit Crime--Michigan--Detroit Educational Reform Environmental Protectionism Inner City Organizing Committee Radicalism--United States Michigan Committee for Organizing the Unemployed National Organization for an American Revolution (NOAR) Native Americans People's Republic of China Racism Religion and Marxism Save Our Sons and Daughters Training Institute for Popular Organization Unemployment--Michigan Urban Development We the People Reclaim Our Streets

Important Names: Raya Dunayevskaya Jim Ellis W. H. and Carol Ferry Kathleen Gough Tom Holzinger James Jacksin C.L.R James Yanique Joseph Joyce King Ken Meter Kwame Nkrumah Frances (Freddy) and Lyman Paine Gwen Patton Mark Satin Ricky Sherover-Marcuse Dennis Terry Luis and Wenti Tsen Roberto Vargas Eric Williams
Part III: Materials relating to Grace's involvement in the formation and operation of the Asian Political Alliance (APA). Also includes writings, speeches, and research notes of James and Grace Lee Boggs from the 1930s to 1980s. Topics include revolutionary ideals and leaders, economy, and philosophy.

Dates

  • 1980s

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

From the Collection: 23 Linear Feet (18 SB, 10 MB)

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA