Lily Golden

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Lily Golden, Soviet Specialist and Author

"Lily is one of the few African-Americans who lived her entire life in the USSR. For 40 years she was at the African Institute of Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. She later spent ten years as a professor at Chicago State University, where she received an Honorary Doctor degree in Humane Letters. In addition to CCI, she is on the board of directors of Russian Charity Foundation (Zhuravlick); International Cross-Cultural Black Women's Institute (council of elders), New York; the Committee on Women (European Union), Brussels; the Committee on Racism (UN, UNESCO) and many other international boards. She has published more than 100 articles and a book about African history and African culture. Her last works include “The Issue on Pushkin” and her memoirs "Long Journey Home" (Chicago). Lily has made speeches in Moscow’s Duma, Committee of UN on Racism (Barbados and Paris) and African Diplomatic Corps in Moscow." [1]

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  1. Directors, Center for Citizen Initiatives, accessed July 15, 2010.