Grace Lee Boggs, Nonagenarian Activist, Speaking At The New School Tonight

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Grace Lee Boggs, the 96-year-old political activist from Detroit, will be speaking at the New School tonight. The Voice had the chance to interview Boggs on Friday and will be posting our interview next week. Though confined to a wheelchair, the nonagenarian activist keeps up a busy work and travel schedule. Our chat with Boggs, who was born "two years before the Russian revolution," was extremely revelatory and had several surprising gems, including:

* Boggs' belief that the late Manning Marable's Malcolm X, which just won the Pulitzer last week, is "a terrible biography!" (Boggs once tried unsuccessfully to get Malcolm X to run for the U.S. Senate from Detroit.)

* One of the biggest problems facing activists today is "the absolute failure of imagination of the left."

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