INFO: Grace Lee Boggs is the daughter of Chinese immigrants, an author, lifelong activist, and feminist. Her studies in philosophy and the writings of Marx, Hegel, and Margaret Mead led to a lifetime of social activism. Facing significant barriers in the academic world as a woman of color in the 1940s, she took a job at low wages at the University of Chicago Philosophy Library. Through that job she began fighting for tenants’ rights and joined the Workers Party. At this point, she began to focus on what would become her life’s work: the struggles of women and the African-American community. She attempted to convince Malcolm X to run for the United States Senate in 1964. After marrying black auto worker and activist James Boggs, Lee moved to Detroit, where she remains an activist today.
FOR MORE INFO Search: “Detroit Summer”, “US Workers Party,” “Karl Marx”, “James Boggs”, “ Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century”
Actress and singer Olive Young 杨爱立 (also known as Yang Aili) was born either in San Francisco or St. Joseph, Missouri in 1903 or 1907. Known as “China’s Mary Pickford,” she worked for Great Wall Studios in Shanghai between 1926 to 1929 before returning to the US.
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Jennifer Ngai Hom (Chinese American) - Ninety One Good Chinese Girls Drawings
Anyone and everyone who’s adventured across China on a train will know that it’s not just about getting from point A to point B; it’s about the journey itself and the people you meet along the way. Wang Fuchun took this to the next level ever since the 1970’s.- http://bit.ly/17Q6eas
when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. let it manifest itself, the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer from having been loved this authentically. souls come into, return, open, and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons, let them be who and what they are meant.