In this 3 part series, we interview Darron Smith–a black man who joined the LDS church as a teenager in Tennessee. After serving a mission for the LDS Church and graduating from the University of Utah, Darron began a 10 year teaching career at church-owned Brigham Young University.
Late last year, Darron’s employment was terminated in response to (according to Darron) his public outspokenness regarding the LDS Church and its treatment of blacks–past and present.
In this podcast, Darron:
- Discusses his positive upbringing in the LDS Church
- Provides a brief history of Blacks within the LDS Church
- Discusses his termination from BYU, and
- Relates his future hopes for the LDS Church with regard to these issues
Finally, for those interested, check out PBS Religion & Ethics this weekend for an interview w/ Darron Smith about his story. My TV guide tells me that this will be on Sunday morning at 6:30AM on KUED (Channel 7), but please correct me if I’m wrong.