Eulalia Barrow Bobo

Eulalia Barrow Bobo

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Eulalia Barrow Bobo

Eulalia Bobo is a prolific Baha’i teacher who has served the Baha’i Faith in several capacities. Personality commited to spread far and wide the teachings of Baha’u’llah, she responds to invitations to engage audiences in a variety of locations throughout the United States, to include several foreign locations.


Eulalia Bobo arrived in Washington, DC while traveling across the United States as a Baha’i travel teacher.  She is greeted and introduced to members of the Washington Baha’i community at an event organized in her honor.  Venue: Washington Baha’i Center, March 31, 1968.


Eulalia Bobo (black blouse), and to her right is Grace Chivas (other ladies not identified).



Eulalia Bobo, Speaker, “Christ’s Promise Fulfilled”, Greenville, South Carolina, 14 Oct 1961.

Eulalia Bobo, Speaker, San Mateo, California.  [2] The Times (San Mateo, CA), 17 Oct 1963, p.25.

Eulalia Bobo, Speaker, Proclamation Week, Scottsdale, AZ, November 1968. [1] National Baha’i Review, No. 16, Baha’i Year 126, April 1969, p. 9.

Eulalia Bobo is the sister of Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), better known as Joe Louis, an American professional boxer, and the World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time.  It’s entirely possibly that he knew of the Baha’i Faith, but was not a member.

More research required.

Note:  For additional information on those attending, search this website using their names.


Photography by Terry Randolph/ObeisanceBaha Archives

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Center front is William “Willie” Shipman talking with Eulalia Bobo, and behind him is Van Gilmer (dark glasses) talking with Grace Chavis.


Front-left: Sadie White, local educator (blue dress), Lecile Webster (Baha’i international pioneer and travel teacher), Ed Barham (Baha’i home-front pioneer), Francis Coley (Secretary, Local Spiritual Aassembly) and her husband, Charles “C.C.” Coley (later became Baha’i). Directly behind Francis Coley is James Oliver (Baha’i home-front pioneer to Gathersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland. Front: Zilpha Map-Robinson (Baha’i international pioneer to Uganda / green dress), and to her right is Edward “Ed” Thornton. Thedodies Washington is seen directly above Edward Thornton.

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