Lights of the Spirit: Historical Portraits of Black Bahá'ís in North America, 1898-2004
Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Richard Thomas, Richard Walter Thomas
Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 338 pages
Black Baha is in North America represent a wide range of humanity, from the unknown to the famous, the wealthy and the working class. Lights of the Spirit tells the powerful stories of butler Robert Turner, Broadway actress Dorothy Champ, attorney Louis Gregory, jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, poet Robert Hayden, Canadian singer Eddie Elliot, and others. What attracted Blacks in North America to the Baha'i Faith? Who were they? What roles did they play within the Baha'i Faith and within their respective African-American communities? The answers to these questions and more are answered through historical documents, oral histories, letters, diaries, journals, and essays.
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