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.
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.