239 Days in America

A Social Media Documentary following 'Abdu'l-Bahá in 1912

June 24, 1912
Montclair, NJ
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June 24, 1912: The Week Ahead

NINE DAYS OF REST AND RECUPERATION. That’s what awaited ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Montclair, New Jersey, twenty miles northwest of New York. He had remarked that the heat and humidity of the big city, along with its incessant crowds, were impairing his health. Today, he’s strolling in the park with friends.


Here at 239 Days in America we thought we’d give ourselves a day of rest as well. We’ll be back first thing Monday morning.

In the week ahead: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá contrasts the influence of Christ and Napoleon, an agonizing moment from his childhood, coverage of the 1912 Democratic Convention in Baltimore, and a “Unity Feast” in West Englewood, New Jersey.


  • Rooplall Dudhnath

    Eagerly awaiting…………thanks!

  • Linasmithson

    More interesting as time passes!

  • Ramine Yazhari

    A well-deserved rest for all of you!  Thank you so much for all the wonderful work.  These consistently excellent daily posts have greatly enhanced the experience of this centenary year for me and my family and so many others.

  • Annecorc

    I understandd why you needed to rest. Thanks for this wonderfull site