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||Ibrahim George Kheiralla settled in Chicago. [BFA1:XXVII, AB65]
Owing to his work, the first Bahá'í community in North America was soon formed in Chicago with other groups soon forming in Philadelphia, New York City, Kenosha, Wisconsin and Ithaca, New York. [BBRSM:100; BW10:179; LDNW12]
See AY59-60 for a description of the teaching method used by Haddad and Kheiralla.
Materials for the Study of the Babi Religion by E.G. Browne, Chapter 2, Ibrahim George Khayru'lláh and the Bahá'í Propaganda in America for an appreciation of what Kheiralla believed and taught.
||Chicago; New York; Philadelphia; Kenosha; Ithaca; United States
||Ibrahim George Kheiralla; Anton Haddad; Teaching; Firsts, Other
|1912 8 Jun
||Talk at 309 West Seventy-eighth Street, New York,
`Abdu'l-Bahá arrived in Philadelphia. [239D:88; AB209]
||New York; Philadelphia; United States
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, Second Western tour; Abdul-Baha, Talks at homes
|1912 9 Jun
||Talk at Unitarian Church,
Fifteenth Street and Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [PUP172]
Talk at Baptist Temple,
Broad and Berks Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [PUP176]
|Philadelphia; United States
||Abdul-Baha, Talks at churches; Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, Second Western tour
|1912 10 Jun
||`Abdu'l-Bahá left Philadelphia and returned to New York, arriving the same day. [239D:88; AB211]
||Philadelphia; New York; United States
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, Second Western tour
|1912 11 Nov
||`Abdu'l-Bahá traveled to Baltimore by train and arrived at Camden Station at 11AM. He was accompanied by Dr. Ameen Fareed and Mirza Ahmad Sohrab (interpreters), Mirza Mahmud, Mirza 'Ali Akah, Mirza Valiollah Khan, Dr. Zia Bagdadi, and Saya Assadollah [239D:183; AB329]
At noon He spoke at the chapel of the Unitarian Church on the unity of religions and the oneness of God. The chapel was packed with Johns Hopkins University faculty members and many local professional men.
After the address he shared lunch at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Struven with more than 50 people.
He left Baltimore about 3PM and on his return to New York He passed through Philadelphia, where He met the Bahá'ís on the train platform. ['Abdu'l-Bahá in Baltimore by Allison Vaccaro and Edward E. Bartlett]
||Baltimore; Philadelphia; United States
||Abdul-Baha, Travels of; Abdul-Baha, Second Western tour; Abdul-Baha, Talks at churches; Trains
|1924 28 Jan
||Isabella Brittingham, Disciple of `Abdu'l-Bahá, passed away at the Revell home in Philadelphia. [SEBW138]
For her life see SEBW131-8.
||Philadelphia; United States
||Isabella Brittingham; Disciples of Abdul-Baha; In Memoriam
|1954 9 Jun
||The passing of Alain LeRoy Locke (b. September 13, 1885, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.) in New York. He was laid to rest in Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC.
Locke graduated from Harvard University and was the first African American to win a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Despite his intellect and clear talent, Locke faced significant barriers as an African American. Though he was selected as the first African-American Rhodes Scholar, Locke was denied admission to several colleges at the University of Oxford because of his race. He finally gained entry into Hertford College, where he studied from 1907 to 1910. Locke also studied philosophy at the University of Berlin during his years abroad. He subsequently received a doctorate in philosophy from Harvard and taught at Howard University. Locke publicized the Harlem Renaissance to a wide audience.
Locke declared his belief in the Bahá'í Faith in 1918. He is thus among a list of some 40 known African Americans to join the religion during the ministry of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. His philosophical writings promoted pluralism, cultural relativism and self-expression.
[Uplifting Words; Wikipedia]
See his article "Impressions of Haifa". [BW3p527-528]
See also his article "The Orientation of Hope". [BW5p527-528]
See articles on Alain Locke on Bahá'í Library
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||Philadelphia; New York
||Alain Locke; In Memoriam; Philosophy; Race amity; Race unity; Harlem Renaissance; African Americans
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