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ObeisanceBaha . . .

is a long-term Baha'i History (Historia) project. This website is continually updated as information is retrieved from my archives and/or when additional information is made available from an external source.

MyNotes provides supplemental material. It is one way to make available additional details of people, places, activities and events and cross-reference them to various Baha'i sources.  See below 'MyNotes Comment' section.

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Dahl, Arthur Leon.  International Goal Representative, Washington, DC.

National Baha'i Review, No. 23, Baha'i Year 126, November 1969, p. 7. 

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George Washington University Baha'i Club, Washington, D.C.  Ca. 1968.  Unidentified members seen in slide presentation.

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Hart, Zeddie.  Member, Washington, DC Baha'i community.  Seen here at his wedding.  NBR:  Attends the Baha'i Southern Teaching Conference organized by the Deep South Teaching Committee.  He's on p. 3, third row, first photo (man with crutches), and fourth row, first photo.  Burial, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

National Baha'i Review, No. 23, Baha'i Year 126, November 1969, p. 2.

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Huddleston, Rouhaniz.  Assembly Secretaries.  More information forthcoming.

National Baha'i Review, No. 21 , Baha'i Year 126, September 1969, p. 12.

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James, Ruth.  Educator.  Receives honorary state life membership in the Maryland Parents-Teachers Association.  She is the wife of Auxiliary Board Member, Albert James.

National Baha’i Review, No. 14, Baha’i Year 125, February 1969, p. 5.

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Jackson, Harold.  Educator.  First director of the Louis G. Gregory Baha’i Institute.

I first met Harold Jackson in 1972 in his office soon after his appointment as director.  I was on assignment by the Baha'i Office of Publication to photographically cover of an event being held at the institute.

Obituary.  National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States , 2013.

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Johnson, Norbert.  Baha'i youth from Baltimore, Maryland.  Along with his farther and brother, he was a frequent visitor to the Sunday morning meetings at the Washington Baha'i Center.  He's seen positioned at center photo with a big smile and raised hand.  During his extensive travels throughout Asia, Norbert on one occasion visited Seoul, Korea where he had a brief stay-over with me at my apartment in Hannon Heights.  Ca. 1987.

National Baha'i Review.  No. 22, Baha'i Year 126, October 1969, p. 13. 

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Khadem, Javidukht.  Auxiliary Board Member.  Monterey Peninsular Youth Conference, conducts classes on the historical progress of the Baha'i Faith.

National Baha'i Review.  No. 22, Baha'i Year 126, October 1969, p. 11.

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McCants, Jane.  She has served the Baha'i Faith in a variety positions and in many capacities.  More information forthcoming, especially about her visits to Washington, DC.

National Baha'i Review, No. 23, Baha'i Year 126, November 1969, p. 3.    

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Moffett, Ruth.  Reference to her extensive notes placed later.

National Baha'i Review, No. 20, Baha'i Year 126, August 1969, p.8.

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Myers, Jr., Fred.  From engineering to Life Insurance Agent. Seen here at his office in Columbia, Maryland.

National Baha’i Review, No. 14, Baha’i Year 25, February 1969, p. 11.

National Baha’i Review, No. 8, Baha’i Year 125, August 1968, p. 6.

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Poor Peoples Campaign, Washington, D.C., Baha'i Participation, 19 June 1968.  Participants are identified in a slide presentation.  See below NBR for published photo, and website post: Poor Peoples Campaign.

National Baha’i Review, No. 8, Baha’i Year 125, August 1968, p. 6.

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Poynter, Cynthia.  International Youth Project to the Yucatan.  Cynthia, member of the Washington, DC Baha'i community, is one of several participants. Photo included at reference.

National Baha'i Review, No. 22, Baha'i Year 126, October 1969, p.2.

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Smith, Artenia Gipson.  Enrolled as a member of the Baha'i Faith on 18 Jan 1964 in Washington, DC.[1]  Address: 20, 50th St., NE, Washington, DC 20019.  Husband: Clarence Smith, Son: Guy Smith.  She is the sister of Universal House of Justice member, Amoz Gipson.  Their son, Guy Smith, married Peggy Rusk, the daughter of then U.S. Secretary of State, Dean Rusk.  All were in attendance at Artenia's funeral [2], including bodyguard, in August 1968.  However, her brother, Amoz, was unable to attend but sent his condolence.   Funeral services officiated by Terry Randolph, Chairman, Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Washington, DC.

[1] Baha’i Membership Report, January 18, 1964. Submitted through: LSA of Washington, DC. Bernice Brighan, Secretary
[2] National Baha’i Review, No. 8, Baha’i Year 125, August 1968, p. 6.

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Stewart, Frank. Graphic Arts Design.  Offers his services to the Baha'i community with plans and ideas for Baha'i displays, proclamation efforts, and exhibits.  Address: 7103 Hickory Hill Road, Falls Church, VA 22042. Tel. 703-534-3760.

National Baha’i Review, No. 13, Baha’i Year 125, January 1969, p. 11.

Frank Stewart was well-known in the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia area as an avid Baha'i teacher and Baha'i community worker.  He had formed a close friendship with an Auxiliary Board Member in Burma (Myanmar) which I learned about during my travels in that country, c. 1987.  Additional research required to make available details about his experiences as a Baha'i.

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Washington, Theodies.  Served on Washington, DC Local Spiritual Assembly, and several years as Chairman.  Later became a home-front pioneer to Silver Springs, Maryland.

National Baha’i Review, No. 8, Baha’i Year 125, August 1968, p. 4.

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Weiner, Harvey.  Long serving Baha'i from Alexandria, Virginia.  A Baha'i travel teacher, he traveled far to support Baha'i community consolidation efforts, and was a frequent visitor to the Washington DC Baha'i community.  More information to be provided.

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Woodson, Gloria.  During the 1960s Gloria was a member of the Washington, DC Baha'i community, and served as a Caretaker at the Washington Baha'i Center.  She later left Washington to serve as secretary for the Public Information Department at the National Baha'i Center, Wilimette, IL.

National Baha’i Review, No. 8, Baha’i Year 125, August 1968, p. 4.

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Xerox Corporation. Receives the Louis G. Gregory Award, Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C., December 10, 1969.

National Baha’i Review, No. 14, Baha’i Year 25, February 1969, p. 10.

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MyNotes Comment

Unless otherwise noted, people listed are those whom I've had a personal relationship and photographed.  Do not be confused by the italicized references, placed mainly to guide you in finding additional information, and also be aware that the photographs may be entirely unrelated to content found in the reference.

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