Helen Elsie Austin


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Helen Elsie Austin born Tuskegee, AL May 10, 1906 (d. 2004). African-American lawyer, diplomat, and Bahá’i leader. Teacher, Morocco, 1953. Cultural Affairs Officer to Nigeria, Liberia, Togo, Kenya, 1961-68. Chaired Bahá'í delegation at International Women's Conference, Mexico City, 1975; lectured on world peace.


The achievement of effective understanding and cooperation among the diverse nations, races, and classes of mankind is the chief essential for the survival of civilization.” (“World Unity as a Way of Life”, The Bahá'í World, vol. 11; photo wikipedia)