William Mandel and his wife conduct an interview in English with Dr. Lily Golden-Hanga, a Black Russian woman, born in Soviet Central Asia of United States parentage. Dr. Golden-Hanga was married to the first premier of Zanzibar, who was later killed in a coup in his country. Dr. Golden-Hanga did her Ph.D. in Moscow on the history of African music, and she was previously a tennis champ of Uzbekistan. She also discusses her attitude toward the use of the term "Black" to denote people of totally different cultures (i.e. herself), challenges the Black Muslims by pointing out that Islam was brought to Africa by slavers, discloses that Dr. Du Bois and Paul Robeson helped persuade the Soviet authorities to found Lumumba University in Moscow. A BLACK RUSSIAN WOMAN / with William Mandel. SERIES: The Soviet Union: A Closer Look BROADCAST: KPFA, February 18, 1980. 31 minute interview and 13 minutes of question and answer.
The interview portion of this recording is the same as that found on AZ0136.03. This version (AZ0438) is of better quality. The two programs have unique introductions and listener call-ins.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.