In 1847, a teenage Green Flake, as an enslaved person, was sent to trek 1,500 miles across the Western frontier to prepare a path for the pioneer trek of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Green Flake helped pave the way for over 70,000+ to follow—the largest pioneer migration in American history.
Shortly after the establishment of Utah Territory, a law was passed that allowed continued enslavement of those of African descent. This was followed by 10 years of slavery and more than 100 years of men of African descent not holding the priesthood. Despite seemingly insurmountable odds, Black men and women who had been torn from their families for generations found the faith to be baptized with the promise that they would be reunited with their families. They died never seeing the fulfillment of that promise.
However, their legacy lives on. Now, through this new film from Mauli Junior Bonner, their stories will be known and their names will be celebrated as a modern audience recognizes these Saints’ faithful contributions.
And now, you can help create a monument for Green Flake and all of the previously unrecognized African American Saints who made foundational contributions to the early Church. By raising awareness of Green Flake and other important contributors to this sacred history, members of the Church can come together to celebrate those forgotten heroes. Here's how you can participate:
Free Green Flake Monument Benefit Concert
May 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. MDT
This FREE Green Flake Monument Benefit Concert will feature incredible live performances from The Bonner Family, The Piano Guys, Casey Elliott from GENTRI, Alex Boyé, Aaliyah Rose, Michael McLean, Bri Ray, Dallyn Bayles, Ashley Hess, Abraham Thomas, Amy Lynn Whitcomb, Jenn Blosil, Prince Ivan, Joseph Moore, Bri Stauss, The Tonga Sisters, and Garon Brett.
His Name Is Green Flake
Film and Virtual Watch Parties
June 8th and 9th–Special celebration of the anniversary of the 1978 Revelation on the Priesthood
Every Friday and Saturday in June and July starting June 11th
Host Q&A at 6:30 p.m. MDT, film screening at 7 p.m. MDT
Learn more here
Help fund the building of the Green Flake Monument!
Join your favorite host for a pre-show Q&A followed by a virtual screening of His Name Is Green Flake. Proceeds from the virtual screenings will go toward the making of the film and the building of the historic monument.
Virtual screening packages start at just $43 (in honor of the Priesthood revelation 43 years ago) for your entire family and include options to add a DVD, Blu-Ray, digital soundtrack, access to a Q&A with the celebrity host, and more!
Click here to get your tickets and learn more about the different virtual screening dates and hosts.
Learn more about this project, benefit concert, and virtual watch parties at greenflakemovie.com.