Grace Lee Boggs, 94, has lived in Detroit since 1953, most of that time in the same house. Over the past seventy years, she has been a part of almost every major movement in the United States. She writes a weekly column for the Michigan Citizen.
Detroit stands as a symbol of the destruction deindustrialization left in its wake, but new initiatives in the Midwestern city have made it a leader in sustainable living, and have laid the foundations for the next great American revolution.
How we came to see vacant lots not as blight but as opportunities to grow our own food.