436-437: Elijah Abel – Early Black Mormon Priesthood Holder

John Dehlin Blacks & The Priesthood, Church History, Race 18 Comments

As an independent historian, Russell Stevenson has been studying Mormon history for nearly two decades. His first book, Black Mormon: The Story of Elijah Ables, tells the vexing story of …

026: Blacks and the LDS Priesthood–An Interview with Darius Gray and Margaret Young

John Dehlin Church History, Mormon Culture, Mormon Doctrine, Race, Top 10 Church History, Top 12 Race 33 Comments

Recently, Brigham Young University invited Darius Gray–one of the founders of the LDS Genesis Group, and a black Mormon for over 30 years–to deliver a presentation entitled, “Blacks and the …