Grace was known for her years of political collaboration with C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya in the 1940s and 1950s.
She eventually went off in her own political direction in the 1960s with her husband of some forty years, James Boggs, until his death in 1993.
By 1998, Grace had written four books, including an autobiography.
In 2011, still active at the age of 95, Grace wrote a fifth book, The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century, co-written by Scott Kurashige and published by the University of California Press.
Grace Lee Boggs died at age 100 on October 5, 2015.