Author to Discuss Life of Baha’i Pioneer

Louis Gregory spread faith in Deep South

Janet Ruhe-Schoen will speak at Howland Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, about her new biography, Champions of Oneness: Louis Gregory and His Shining Circle. It tells the story of an African-American lawyer who pioneered the integration of the Baha’i community in the Deep South during the early years of the 20th century while spreading the faith of Bahaullah.

Janet Ruhe-Schoen with her latest book (photo provided)

Janet Ruhe-Schoen with her latest book (photo provided)

Books will be available for sale and signing. Ruhe-Schoen is also the author of Rejoice in My Gladness: The Life of Tahirih, a biography of Tahirih Qurratu’l-Ayn, the Iranian poet-mystic who unveiled herself before a gathering of men in 1848, and A Love Which Does Not Wait, a collection of profiles of Baha’i teachers. The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main St.

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