Source: Above All Barriers – the Story of Louis G. Gregory
At another time, ‘Abdu’l-Baha hosted a unity Feast and insisted that both black and white sit side-by-side in a previously segregated hotel:
‘Abdu’l-Baha had announced that He wished to give a Unity Feast for the friends. The Committee arranging for the affair had taken it to one of the city’s most exclusive hotels, famed for its ‘color bar.’ The colored friends, troubled by the prospect of insults and discriminatory treatment, decided not to attend. When ‘Abdu’l-Baha learned of this, He insisted that all the friends should attend. The banquet was held with all the friends, white and colored, seated side by side, in great happiness and without one unpleasant incident. At this banquet, the Master showed great favor to Louis Gregory and indicated that he would achieve a great station in the Faith.