March 26, 2017

African Americans

Saturday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

This week's open tread themes have focused on Blacks and their participation in the Mormon church.  Thirty-five days after  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended its ban on blacks in its priesthood, still haunts many African-American … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

Martha Ann Jane Stevens Perkins Howell, born on January 20, 1875, was named for her maternal grandmother, Martha Vilate Crosby Flake, who had been a slave during the Mormon migration to the West. Martha Howell’s maternal grandfather was Green Flake, … [Read more...]

#TGIT Scandal S.6 Ep7.: A Traitor Among Us

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Thursday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

Jane Elizabeth Manning James  fondly known as "Aunt Jane" was one of the first recorded African-American women to enter Utah.  She was member of the Latter Day Saint Church and lived with Joseph Smith and his family for a time in Nauvoo, Illinois. … [Read more...]

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Undergound S.2 Ep.3: Ache

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#Empire Wednesday: Mid-Season Premiere

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Wednesday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

"Green" Flake  became one of the first African-American members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was one of the first of three African-Americans to enter the Salt Lake Valley on July 22, 1847. Green Flake was born a slave on … [Read more...]