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Rare Silent Short Movie of 'Abdu'l-Baha in New York, 1912

Silent short movie of 'Abdu'l-Baha in New York, 1912. The Year 2021 marks 100 years since the passing of The Master.

Bahá'u'lláh and His family were dispossessed of their ancestral properties and exiled from Persia in 1853, when 'Abdu'l-Bahá was a child nine years old. They remained prisoners of the Ottoman Empire in Akka (Akko or Acre, in today Israel) until the Young Turks' Rebellion of 1908 freed 'Abdu'l-Bahá and His family from prison.

After a period of rest, 'Abdu'l-Bahá decided to travel to the West to spread the message of Bahá'u'lláh. The Western Bahá'ís had been pleading with the Master to visit America. READ MORE >

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