Oakland Baha'i History

Oakland and Bay Area Baha'i History


History of the Oakland Baha'is, the first Unity Feast and Abdul Baha's visit in 1912

This slide show traces the first Unity Feast in the West, held at Helen Goodall's Jackson St. home in Oakland, March 21, 1908. In addition, Abdul Baha's historic visit to America and the bay area in 1912 is recounted along with images of some notable Oakland and American Baha'is. This slide show was created for the 2009 Unity Feast at Willie Keyes Community Center in West Oakland. Please feel free to share and use this presentation for your own teaching purposes. For more Bay Area (Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Stanford) history check out Marion Carpenter Yazdi's book, Youth in the Vanguard: Memoirs and Letters Collected by the First Baha'i Student at Berkeley and at Stanford University. http://www.amazon.com/Youth-Vanguard-Collected-Berkeley-University/dp/0877431736

Links on History of Oakland and Bay Area Bahá'ís
Talk by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to the Japanese Independent Church, Oakland, California, October 1912
Youth in the Vanguard: Memoirs and Letters Collected by the First Baha'i Student at Berkeley and at Stanford University by Marion Carpenter Yazdi