‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity by N. Mottahedeh

By N. Mottahedeh

This edited quantity of in particular commissioned essays written for the anniversary of `Abdu'l-Baha's trip to the USA tells the tale of this former prisoner's interactions with the white higher echelon of yank society in addition to his effect at the lives and writings of vital early figures within the African-American civil rights flow.

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Laura Clifford Barney, comp. , Some Answered Questions (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. , 1908). 37. Balyuzi, `Abdu’l-Bahá, 82. 38. , 81–82. 39. Afroukhteh, Memories, 315. 40. , 316. 41. Hippolyte Dreyfus, in Afroukhteh, Memoirs, foot note 197 in page 477. 42. The French translation by Hippolyte Dreyfus, Les Leçons de St-Jean d’Acre (Paris: Leroux, 1908). 43. Hippolyte Dreyfus, in Afroukhteh, Memoirs, foot note 197 in pages 477–478. 44. Ibid. 45. Ibid. 46. Letter or E. G. Brown to Laura Barney, handwritten, dated, September 2, 1908, Alice Pike Barney, at Smithsonian Institution Archives.

His first month was a whirlwind of activity. ) For the next two months—from May 17 to July 23—`Abdu’l-Bahá used New York City as his headquarters. He rented a house, gave talks there in the afternoons and usually in the houses of Bahá’ís in the evenings, and spoke to various churches and societies. 1). Particularly notable were his talks at Clark University in Worcester, the annual American Unitarian Association conference, the annual meeting of the Free Religious Association, and Russell Conwell’s moderately evangelical Baptist Temple in Philadelphia.

Balyuzi, `Abdu’l-Bahá, 82. 55. , 135–136. 56. , 139. 57. , Mahmúd’s Diary: The Diary of Mírzá Mahmúd-i-Zarqání (Oxford; George Ronald, 1998); Juliet Thompson, The Diary of Juliet Thompson (Los Angeles, CA: Kalimát Press, 1983); Agnes Parsons, `Abdu’l-Bahá in America: Agnes Parsons’ Diary, ed. Richard Hollinger (Los Angeles, CA: Kalimát Press, 1996); Allan L. Ward, 239 Days: `Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey in America (Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing Trust, 1979); Howard Colby Ives, Portals to Freedom (New York: E.

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