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<span class='image-component__caption' itemprop="caption">Activist and author Grace Lee Boggs has died at the age 100.</span>

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Activist and author Grace Lee Boggs has died at the age 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: BCNN1/TheHuffingtonPost

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