March 29, 2017

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...]

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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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...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

Elijah Abel was one of the earliest African-American members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was the first African-American elder and seventy in the Latter Day Saint movement. Abel was also the first and one of the few black … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

This week's posts will highlight the small and often overlooked group of African American Mormons who have been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) almost since its founding on April 6, 1830. Most Mormons are members of … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Slave Rebellions III

HAPPY FRIDAY P.O.U.! MALÊ REVOLT  Salvador, Brazil … [Read more...]