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June 2018

Grace Lee Boggs

Just a little over a hundred years ago, in 1915, Grace Lee Boggs was born in Providence, Rhode Island.  She died only recently, in 2015, at age 100.  During those years, she and her husband James Boggs had an extraordinary career that impacted many lives, with prominent roles in the Civil Rights and Labor Movements. […]

Wounded Knee, South Dakota – Crucible of the American Dream

Wounded Knee, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, territory of the Oglala Lakota Sioux. It was here in 1890 that two cultures, two dreams collided, and one dream was seemingly laid to rest in cold December snow. On December 29, 1890, the United States 7th Cavalry slaughtered somewhere between 150 and 300 […]

Hazel Henderson – Environmentalist, Futurist

Hazel Henderson’s wide-ranging career as a world-renowned environmental activist, evolutionary economist, and futurist had its beginnings in her experiences as a child in Bristol, England. In 1954, when she was 21, her parents had just returned to their home in the English countryside from a trip to London, and described to her a black “fog” […]