239 Days in America

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

July 15, 1912
New York, NY
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July 15, 1912: The Week Ahead

AFTER HIS TALK IN BROOKLYN YESTERDAY, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá took an evening trip to West Englewood, New Jersey, where he spent the night. Many New Yorkers took a ride on the Sea Beach Line this weekend, to spend the day at the amusement parks and along the ocean shore at Coney Island.


In the week ahead we take a look back forty years to Bahá’u’lláh’s letters to the kings, to the birth of the Progressive Era in America, and to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s program of reform for the modern nation-state. It will be ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s last full week in New York before a long trip: he won’t be back in the city until November 12.

In other news: Jim Thorpe won the decathlon in Stockholm today, helping America win the Olympic medal count for the first time.