The Bahá'í Faith and African American History

The Bahá'í Faith and African American History

Creating Racial and Religious Diversity

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Loni Bramson
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , December
     2018.
     296 pages.
     $95.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781498570022.
     For other formats: .

Description

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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Loni Bramson is Associate Professor of History at the American Public University System.

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