Strivings

reflections on race, religion, history & social change

October 1, 2019

The History Press released my new book, A History of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, at the end of February, and I'm excited about being on the road to share it!

Weighing in at a slim 190 pages, in softcover, with more than 70 beautiful historic photographs, maps, a...

April 26, 2018

This morning I received a draft copy of the cover of my new book, a brief introduction to the first century of the Baha'i Faith in South Carolina, from my editor at the History Press, and I'm SOOOO happy!

In its first two chapters this book will cover much of the same g...

April 16, 2018

I'm delighted to announce that bahaibookstore.com, the online distributor for the Baha'i Publishing Trust in the United States, is now carrying my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community, published in 2015 by the University Press of F...

November 1, 2017

I'm pleased to share that my excellent publisher, the University Press of Florida, is again running a holiday sale on my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community, and all of its other great titles.

If you haven't gotten your copy yet o...

February 6, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, the University Press of Florida is offering a substantial discount on titles related to African Americans. During the month of February, get my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community, for $19 + shippi...

January 11, 2017

This Saturday, January 14, 2017, I'll be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Greenville, South Carolina, the city where I grew up and which figures very prominently in my book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community. I'm h...

June 6, 2016

I'm looking forward to my next set of book events this weekend in South Bend, Indiana.

I'll be speaking to an informal gathering at 7 p.m. June 11 at the Baha’i Center, 1608 Mishawaka Ave. And the following day at 1 p.m. I'll be the keynote speaker at Race Unity D...

April 16, 2016

I'm happy to announce that I'll be visiting Washington, D.C. in a couple of weeks to talk about my new book, No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Baha'i Community. On Saturday night I'll be the speaker at a monthly "salon" at the home of Augusto Lopez-Cl...

April 11, 2016

Last month I recorded my first interview about my new book for "A Baha'i Perspective," a radio show and podcast based in Western Massachusetts. It was great talking with Warren Odess-Gillett, a warm and skilled interviewer, whom I was fortunate to meet last fall when I...

February 5, 2016

The Atlanta Baha'i Center is not just one small faith community's place of worship; it is an important site in the history of interracialism in American religious practice. While there were a handful of Baha'is, black and white, in Atlanta from early in the 20th centur...

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