People of IPR
Arts & Culture
Mon January 21, 2013
Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs in Iowa
Asian-American civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs has traveled from her home in Detroit to
speak at Grinnell College as part of the campus celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday. She tells Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank, she wasn't a fan of the idea when it was first proposed. At 97, Boggs continues to be active with a program known as Detroit Summer. It's a project that's been underway for several years involving the city's young people with activities such as gardening and renovating inner city buildings.