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Abulqasim Afnan

Mr. Abulqasim Afnan was a long-serving caretaker of the House of the Bab in Shiraz, Iran (Persia), and for a time his brother, Hassan Afnan, also performed this service. They are now deceased. Abulqasim Afnan Abulqasim Afnan.  We first met when I...

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Poor Peoples Campaign

Poor Peoples Campaign Members from various Baha'i communities gather to participate in the Poor Peoples Campaign held in the Nations Capital 12 May - 24 June, 1968. 19 June 1968.  Baha'is stand ready to participate in the Poor Peoples Campaign...

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Baha’i Faith In Washington DC

During the early 1900s, the Knoblochs and Hannens were instrumental in teaching the Baha'i Faith in Washington, DC. The Knobloch Family Memorial Service was held July 7, 2000 at Prospect Hills Cemetery in the Nations Capital to commemorate the family's service and...

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Melba Dorsey Wheatley

The richly talented and abundant life of Melba Dorsey Wheatley shown forth as a deeply inspired member of the Baha’i Faith, dedicated to its precepts and principles, and the spiritual reality of the oneness of humankind.

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Verna Inglis Bidwell

In 1972 a Baha’i named Verna Inglis Bidwell (neé ‘Lence’) was one of the few people still living who had had the distinction of meeting Louis Gregory, a well known and respected Baha’i travel teacher.

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Catherine Myboya

Catherine Myboya from Kenya, Africa, and a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Kenya, attended a meeting in her honor hosted by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Washington, D.C.

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Creadell Haley

Creadell Haley spent several years as a Baha’i pioneer to Venezuela. She had achieved unique status both as a woman, a minority, and as a licensed private pilot. She gave wings to her ambitions which manifested in subsequent accomplishments, and even more noteworthy,...

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Robert Sengstacke Abbott

Robert Sengstacke Abbott, an African American, was a lawyer, newspaper publisher, and an early adherent of the Bahá’í religion in the United States. He is the founder of The Chicago Defender newspaper which grew to have the highest circulation of any black-owned newspaper in the country.

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Eritrea Baha’i Community

It is the Horn of Africa, a sometime turbulent region intertwined with an ethnicity common to Eritrea and Ethiopia, and challenged by other regional influences, that saw the arrival of its first-ever Baha’i pioneers. The establishment of the faith in this region is interwoven with a series of national and international events, and influenced by its rich cultural diversity.

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Baha’i Conference Panama 1967

Baha'i Intercontinental Conference (7-10 October 1967: Panama Hilton Hotel, Panama City, Panama). La fe Baha'i, Conferencia Intercontinental, Cuidad de Panama, Republica de Panama, Octubre 7-10, 1967. Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum is standing in the middle of the...

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Baha’i Tea Event

Various events were regularly held at the Washington DC Baha’i Center as means for introducing the Baha’i Faith to various segments of the larger urban society. On this occasion an early afternoon ‘Baha’i Tea’ was organized, prepared and hosted by Tahmenia Parsons, a member of the Washington Baha’i community.

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