Wilma Ellis Kazemzadeh
Wilma Ellis Kazemzadeh was born in 1929 in Altamont, Illinois, in the town’s only black family. Wilma grew up between Baptism and Methodism – her parents became Baha'is when she was still a child. Wilma later worked on racial harmony, education and on human rights in the US and around the world.
Eric Dozer was born in Bakewell, Tennessee in 1969, and grew up as the son of two pastors and the grandson of a deacon. He was a Baptist minister and music director at his church in Durham, North Carolina, when he became a Baha'i 25 years ago. Today Eric is an activist, educator and blues preacher.
Karen Streets Anderson
Karen Streets Anderson, born in 1960, grew up in a Baha’i family. Her paternal grandparents were African-Americans, but could have "passed" as white; their choice to identify as African-Americans shaped Karen's own life. Today she lives in Nashville, TN, and is active in race unity work.