Press Release The Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award – Grace Lee Boggs


Press Release
The Caribbean Philosophical Association is pleased to announce the 2015
recipients of the association’s awards for contributions to philosophical
thought, literature, and the new awards for beginning scholars and graduate
The Frantz Fanon Lifetime Achievement Award
Grace Lee Boggs

marygrove_SC_0340Grace Lee Boggs, 99, is a giant in the meeting of Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, and Marxist thought. She is an internationally known Chinese American philosopher (earning her PhD in philosophy from Bryn Mawr with a dissertation on George Herbert Mead), writer, and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file given her long history of fighting for the humanity of disenfranchised peoples, especially those of color among the urban underclass, and her career of working with such luminaries as C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions and redefine revolution for our times. Says Jane Anna Gordon, President of the Caribbean Philosophical Association: “Creative philosopher, tenacious activist, and loving and imaginative fighter, the Caribbean Philosophical Association wants to express our appreciation to the inimitable Grace Lee Boggs whose tireless work of bridging communities, commitments, and ideas continued a legacy that preceded her and that we wish to nurture well into the future.”


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