Hussein Ahdieh was born in Nayríz, Iran, a sixth generation Bahá’í. In his teens he moved to the U.S, where he earned a master’s in European intellectual history and a PhD in education. He was instrumental in establishing and administering the world-renowned Harlem Preparatory School in New York City; and served as Director of the Higher Educational Program at Fordham University. He is the author of numerous books including Abdu’l-Bahá in New York and AWAKENING: A History of the Babí and Bahá’í Faiths in Nayriz. His books have been translated into seven languages.Hillary Chapman is a fourth generation Bahá’í. He earned a bachelor’s in history and a master’s in education. He taught at the renown Chapin School in New York City. He served as the secretary of the Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the City of New York, and of Nashville, Tennessee for many years and as a long-time delegate to the Bahá’í National Convention of the United States. He currently works as a writer in Nashville and has had many songs and poems published.