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.


'Abdu'l-Bahá in New York City


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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