Drawing on their personal and spiritual journeys which led to their collaboration on a trilogy of historical novels about black Latter-day Saint experience from pioneer times to the present day, Margaret Blair Young and Darius Gray will present an evening to remember. Who were Elijah Abel, Green Flake, Jane Manning James, and the other black pioneers? How was their Church participation viewed by their contemporaries? What factors led to change in priesthood policy during Brigham Young’s presidency? What were the experiences of black Mormons during the period before the 1978 revelation? How have things changed since the arrival of “the long-promised day”? Are there promises yet to be fulfilled? Audience questions will be welcome.
Margaret Blair Young, Darrell Fletcher