#101 – 100 Years Ago — Continuing brief notes of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s activity in the process of bringing these notes in harmony with dates of His actual travels. (29 April, 1912, 30 April, 1912,)

Chicago

 

 29 April, 1912, Monday, Chicago ‘Abdu’l-Bahá arrived Monday evening by train from New York City, his nineteenth day in America. He stayed at the Plaza Hotel next to Lincoln Park (North of ‘the Loop’ near Lake Michigan. He said “I like Chicago more, because the first voice of Bahá’u’lláh was raised from this city.”ntroduced Him to an audience far exceeding the auditorium’s seating capacity of 750. As ‘Abdu’l-Bahá left Hull House, many children and unemployed men crowded around to meet Him; to each He gave coins.                            239 Days, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey in America, by Allan L. Ward, ©1979,  National Spiritual  Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States, p. 48

 

30 April, 1912, Tuesday, Chicago: ‘Abdu’l Bahá was welcomed by Jane Addams to Hull House and i

From Hull House ‘Abdu’l-Bahá went by car to Handel Hall to speak to the Fourth Annual Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which had been discussing lynching and job and housing discrimination. His talk included this statement: “Therefore be it known that color or race is of no importance. . . . Man is not man simply because of bodily attributes. The standard of divine measure and judgment is his intelligence and spirit. (Footnote 2,.)

239 Days, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey in America, by Allan L. Ward, ©1979,  National Spiritual  Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States, pp 48-49

From Handel Hall ‘Abdu’l-Bahá went to Drill Hall in the Masonic Temple where two thousand people rose as He entered.  He spoke to them about building the Bahá’í House of Worship.  Major newspapers covered the story of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s presence.

239 Days, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Journey in America, by Allan L. Ward, ©1979,  National Spiritual  Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States, pp 49-50

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