1957

The NSA of the Bahá’ís of the US Inaugurate Race Unity Day

IN 1957, The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States designated the second sunday in June as Race Unity Day.  The purpose of Race Unity Day is to promote racial harmony and understanding and to focus attention on racial prejudice, which Bahá’ís believe is the most challenging moral issue facing our nation.  Since then, communities throughout the country have held celebrations, open to the public, every year on the second Sunday in June.

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Blount County’s 2009 Race Unity Day Celebration, Photo Courtesy of http://www.thedailytimes.com

Bahá’ís Celebrate Negro History Week

Negro History Bulletin 21 (1 Oct. 1957) reports:”Bahá’ís Report Successful Nationwide Negro History Week Observance”.  Started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, Negro History Week was the precursor to Black History Month.

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