Museum Opening for Baha'i Pioneer Louis Gregory

February 9, 2003

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On February 9, 2003 the Baha'i World News Service reported that "the local Baha'i community of Charleston has created a museum in the former home of Louis G. Gregory... The museum was dedicated in a celebration, running 7-9 February 2003, which was attended by more than 300 people. Dedication program highlights included a multicultural arts presentation, two workshops on race relations, a tour of the museum and nearby sites important to Mr. Gregory, and a devotional gathering... Born in 1874, Louis Gregory was a successful lawyer and rising star among early black intellectuals who grappled with issues of race relations in the United States at the turn of the century. In 1909, he embraced the Baha'i Faith and turned his energies toward promoting unity among the races."