National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Remembers Civil Rights Activist and Icon Grace Lee Boggs

 

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OCT. 5, 2015

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National Council of Asian Pacific Americans Remembers Civil Rights Activist and Icon Grace Lee Boggs

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) remembers Grace Lee Boggs, who passed today at the age of 100. Boggs was an activist, organizer, and thought leader in the civil rights and labor movements.

“Grace Lee Boggs once said that 'History is not the past. It is the stories we tell about the past.’ So today, as we mourn her death, we honor her life by ensuring that we tell her story—and that history remembers it for generations to come,” said NCAPA National Director Christopher Kang. “She was a pioneer not only for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, but for all communities of color and those working toward social justice. Her work is a powerful reminder—and clarion call—that racial justice and equality can only be advanced when we care for each other." 

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The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA), founded in 1996, is a coalition of 35 national Asian Pacific American organizations. Based in Washington D.C., NCAPA serves to represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) communities and to provide a national voice on policy issues and priorities.

 

 


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