Lights of the Spirit: Historical Portraits of Black Bahá'ís in North America, 1898-2004

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Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Richard Thomas, Richard Walter Thomas
Baha'i Publishing Trust, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 338 pages
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This groundbreaking work uncovers the role played by black people in the emergence of the Bah'i faith in North America. Drawing on a wide range of sources including personal essays, letters, and journals, it offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of some extraordinary individuals.
 

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Contents

AfricanAmericans and
19
AfricanAmerican Women and
49
AfricanAmerican Women
69
Introduction
167
An Historical Review
175
Social Basis of World Unity
203
Racial Amity
209
A Story of the Long Ago
217
The Spiritual Heritage of AfricanAmericans
245
Heroines of the Faith
251
Sadie Rebecca Johnson Ellis
265
Arrival in Haifa March 11 1927
277
18771939
283
Notes
289
Bibliography
315
Index
323

The Negro as a World Citizen
229
Votes for Mothers
235

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