Subject of AHF-supported documentary dies at 102

Henrietta Boggs, the subject of a documentary that Alabama Humanities Foundation supported with grants in its early production days, has died at the age of 102.

First Lady of the Revolution is based on the life of Boggs, who fell in love with a foreign land and the man destined to transform its identity. Boggs’ marriage to Jose “Don Pepe” Figueres in 1941 led to a decade long journey through activism, exile, political upheaval, and ultimately, lasting reform.

The film premiered at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival in 2016, winning three awards, including the audience award for best Alabama film.

The New York Times paid tribute to her life in this story as part of a series on people who have died in the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about her  and her extraordinary life: