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‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Program for a Durable Peace: 1919

In a letter to The Hague in 1919, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá lays out a comprehensive peace program which remains ambitious in the twenty-first century’s global order. FULL STORY >>

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230

“We Want a Wilson Peace”: 1919-2012

At the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, the world’s leaders craft a legacy of hopes and disappointments that will last a century. FULL STORY >>

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229

November 25, 1912: The Week Ahead

While ‘Abdu’l-Bahá cracks a joke to a women’s club at the Waldorf Astoria, we take a look at the week ahead. FULL STORY >>

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228

The Militarization of Progressive America

In the years after 1912, the permanent threat of war becomes a way of life in America. FULL STORY >>

Day
227

The Spark That Set Aflame the World: 1912-1918

A seemingly unstoppable series of events leads to the outbreak of the Great War, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s life is again in danger. FULL STORY >>

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226

The Great Migration Turns the Tide for African Americans: 1912-1925

Although the Progressive Era is a “lose-lose” proposition for African Americans, the years after 1912 show signs of a new life. FULL STORY >>

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225

Jim Crow Makes an Unwelcome Appearance at the Great Northern Hotel

When African Americans are barred from a banquet organized in ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s honor, he quickly makes alternate plans. FULL STORY >>

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224

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Andrew Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth”

On the social responsibilities of the wealthy, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá finds a kindred spirit in the world’s richest man. FULL STORY >>

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223

The Trouble With J. P. Morgan’s Millions

‘Abdu’l-Bahá is invited to the J. P. Morgan Library, the financial titan’s throne in midtown, but Morgan fails to show. FULL STORY >>

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222

November 18, 1912: The Week Ahead

While the cool November weather sweeps around ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in New York, we take a look at the week ahead. FULL STORY >>

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221

An Ethos for a New Age

At Genealogical Hall in New York, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá argues that humankind has begun a new stage in its collective development. FULL STORY >>

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220

The Struggle to Be Fully Human

In America, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá presented a vision of human nature with far-reaching implications. FULL STORY >>

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219

Winning Suffrage, Losing Equal Rights: 1912-1920

Even as women’s suffrage picked up steam during the 1910s, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had already laid out a broad vision for a more feminine civilization. FULL STORY >>

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218

The Trial of the Century

A sensational murder trial exposes New York’s underworld. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá had often discussed the limitation of the modern penal establishment. FULL STORY >>

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217

Triumph and Tragedy in a Vast and Progressive Nation

As the next decade unfolds, the optimism of the Progressive Era is put to the test. FULL STORY >>

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216

‘Abdu’l-Bahá Returns to the City

After almost four months away, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá re-crosses the Hudson River on a ferry in the black of night. FULL STORY >>

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215

November 11, 1912: The Week Ahead

‘Abdu’l-Bahá stops in Baltimore on the way back to New York City, while we take a look at the week ahead. FULL STORY >>

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214

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey So Far: Month Seven

Highlights from the seventh month of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s journey through North America. FULL STORY >>

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213

Challenging Washington’s Oldest Jewish Congregation

Many are displeased when ‘Abdu’l-Bahá praises Jesus and Muhammad in an address to the Washington Hebrew Congregation. FULL STORY >>

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212

‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Assault on the Color Line

On his farewell visit to the nation’s capital, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá reprises his rhetorical battle against America’s ideologies of race. FULL STORY >>

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211

“These Are, Indeed, United States”

‘Abdu’l-Bahá pays a final visit to Washington, DC, delivering an address on liberty at Rev. John van Schaick’s Universalist Church. FULL STORY >>

Day
210

The Wilson Landslide

Governor Woodrow Wilson quietly awaits the results of the election, while a cheering crowd of 100,000 jams into New York’s Times Square. FULL STORY >>

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209

On Election Day, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Praises Cincinnati’s Favorite Son

‘Abdu’l-Bahá and President Taft both spend Election Day in the President’s hometown. FULL STORY >>

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208

November 4, 1912: The Week Ahead

'Abdu'l-Bahá takes the train to Cincinnati while we take a look at the week ahead. FULL STORY >>

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207

An Ultimately Disastrous Notion of Human Nature

‘Abdu’l-Bahá argued that seeing ourselves as nothing more than evolved animals justifies all manner of savagery and war. FULL STORY >>