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Baha'i Faith and African American History
Creating Racial and Religious Diversity

Edited by: Loni Bramson
Product Code: BFAAH
ISBN: 978-1498570046
Publisher: Lexington Books
Pages: 296
Availability: In stock
Price: $39.99


This book examines the intersection of African American history with that of the Bahá’í Faith in the United States. Since the turn of the twentieth century, Bahá’ís in America have actively worked to establish interracial harmony within its own ranks and to contribute to social justice in the wider community, becoming in the process one of the country’s most diverse religious bodies. Spanning from the start of the twentieth century to the early twenty-first, the essays in this volume examine aspects of the phenomenon of this religion confronting America’s original sin of racism and the significant roles African Americans came to play in the development of the Bahá’í Faith’s culture, identity, administrative structures, and aspirations.


Includes essays by Loni Bramson, Christopher Buck, Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Louis Venters, Mike McMullen, and June Manning Thomas

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Edited by: Loni Bramson

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