Poverty Documentaries | Joy Moses

February 23, 2015 10:12 PM

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1) American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. The story of Grace Lee Boggs in many ways parallels the evolution of black America. This may seem somewhat odd because she is Chinese American but as Detroit-based advocates, she and her husband played an important role in the 1960s black power movement. As the economy changed and blue color work disappeared, Boggs began helping her beloved city overcome challenges related to crime, poverty and urban decay.

The filmmakers explore the inner workings of Boggs, now in her 90's. She touches upon her role as a woman in the movement -- for a long time, she was passive and assumed her own work to be of lesser value than her husband's. The film also wrestles with such questions as how Boggs remains dedicated t...

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