A look at the Mormon faith's history of belief on African-Americans and their role in the church, with Dr. Darron Smith of Witchita State University. His research focus is Blacks and The Church of Latter Day Saints, and he is the co-editor of the essay collection "Black and Mormon." He's also an African-American member of the Mormon faith himself. Dr. Smith is on Twitter at @DrDarronSmith.
Jane Manning James, a black Mormon in the 1800s.
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