239 Days in America

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

October 21, 1912
San Francisco, CA
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October 21, 1912: The Week Ahead

IN THE PAST WEEK, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá visited the Hearst estate in Pleasanton, California, where he spent three relaxing days in the company of Phoebe Hearst and her family. Then we traced the final days of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s close friend Thornton Chase, and looked at the profound correspondence that passed between the two men over the years. We followed ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to Inglewood Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, where Chase had recently been laid to rest, and watched as he knelt and kissed the stone.

In the week ahead: conflicting press coverage of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s trip to San Francisco; ‘Abdu’l-Bahá addresses the Century Club of California, a prominent women’s organization; and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá heads north to Sacramento, where he delivers two major public addresses, the second of which reiterates his fear that Europe is destined for war.