African American Mormons
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Delbert Barney correspondence
Photocopies of Delbert Barney's correspondence with government and ecclesiastical officials. He describes an eye-witness account of the "transfiguration" of the Mormon Church President Brigham Young into the likeness of Joseph Smith in 1844 and discusses Blacks and the Mormon priesthood.
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies video tapes, 1988
Materials include videotapes of The Latter-day Saints Afro-American Symposium. The symposium is about the increasing number of African Americans joining the Latter-day Saints. Dated 1988.
The Church and the Negro : past, present, and future
Sound recording of lecture by Darius Gray on the relationship between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the African American community, given at Utah State University in 1970. The recording is approximately forty minutes long.
Office of the President records on African Americans, 1954-1955
Correspondence and reports regarding the status of black members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes experiences that people are reporting regarding the situations and rights of black people.
Catherine M. Stokes papers
Collection contains correspondence, itineraries, meeting minutes, magazine and newspaper clippings, photographs, biographical materials, books that Catherine is featured in, and videocassettes. The collection documents the work that Catherine did for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as an ambassador to Africa and the Illinois Department of Public Health.
A test of faith : Jane Elizabeth James and the origins of the Utah black community
Photocopies of typescript of an unpublished article. The item is a biography of Jane Elizabeth James (1820?-1908) which also presents information on the blacks in early Utah. Jane, a black, was converted to the Mormon Church and lived in Nauvoo, Illinois, and later emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah. She was active in the Mormon Church and was married twice. The author has also included typescripts of documents relating to Jane's life.