Legendary Civil Rights Activist, Grace Lee Boggs, Dies at 100

© Amanda Edwards via Getty Images LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Documentary subject Grace Lee Boggs speaks on stage at the 'American Revolutionary' premiere during the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival at American Airlines Theater on June 16…
© Amanda Edwards via Getty Images LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 16: Documentary subject Grace Lee Boggs speaks on stage at the ‘American Revolutionary’ premiere during the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival at American Airlines Theater on June 16…

Legendary Detroit activist and author Grace Lee Boggs has died. She was 100.

Boggs died Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the Detroit-based Boggs Center confirmed, saying she went “peacefully in her sleep at her home on Field Street in Detroit.”

“Grace died as she lived surrounded by books, politics, people and ideas,” Alice Jennings and Shea Howell, two of Boggs’ trustees, said in a statement.

Boggs, the child of Chinese immigrants, spent her life actively supporting causes ranging from civil rights to labor and the Black Power and feminist movements.

Source: The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware