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Nobody knows the untold story of black Mormons
Publication Information:
[S.l.] : Nobody Knows, 2008.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (73 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format.
Chapters : Beginnings -- Jane Manning James -- Slavery -- Divisions -- The movement -- Genesis group -- Hints of change -- Revelation -- Challenges remain -- Truth & reconciliation -- Let us break bread together -- Credits.

Special features : Apostle Spencer W. Kimball -- No respecter of persons -- Alan Cherry in 1968/2007 -- Paul Gill in 1968/2007 -- Black priesthood holders before 1847 -- Black pioneers -- Genesis loses its young men -- International dynamics pre 1978 -- Black Panther / Latter-Day Saint -- Internal church dynamics 1969 -- Important moments in the priesthood restriction -- Interracial marriage in Mormonism -- The seminal article in Dialogue : A journal of Mormon thought -- Significant dates in priesthood policy -- Different paths to the faith -- Welcome to Utah.
"There has been a continuous African American presence in the LDS Church from its earliest days. Until the 1850s, some Black converts were even ordained to the Mormon priesthood. This documentary discusses that little-known legacy. It also confronts the hard issues which surfaced during the 1960s, when the Civil Rights Movement drew attention to the Church's priesthood restriction. That restriction was lifted in 1978, which opened the door for an influx of new Black Mormon pioneers."--Container.


Material Type
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1:DVDNF (DVD) 289.33 Black Mormons

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