African American Oral History Project spirituality surveys, approximately 1980
Scope and Contents
Contains surveys given to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are also African American, asking them about their feelings towards the Church and about racism within the Church. Dated approximately 1980.
- approximately 1980
- African American Oral History Project (creator, Organization)
- Cherry, Alan Gerald (interviewer, Person)
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The African American Oral History Project took place in 1985, and was administered by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.
The LDS African American Oral History Project was conducted through the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies by Alan Cherry, an African American member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Two hundred and twenty-six African American members were interviewed throughout the United States about their experiences as members. The program aimed at documenting the experiences of African Americans with regards to their lives before and after the revelation admitting men of African descent into the priesthood. Interviews were later used in writing "Black Saints in a White Church: Contemporary African American Mormons"; "'Separate but Equal?': Black Branches, Genesis Groups, and Integrated Wards"; "Blacks" in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism; "Middle Class African American Mormons"; and "Spanning the Priesthood Revelation (1978): Two Multigenerational Case Studies."
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