Latter-day Saint Life

Jane Manning James' Autobiography + 15 Other Historic Items Bring History of Black Latter-day Saints to Life


A new Church History Library exhibit brings the history of black Latter-day Saints to life with 16 documents, photographs, oral histories, and autobiographies from Saints throughout the world.  

As The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commemorates the 40th anniversary of the priesthood and temple blessings being extended to all races in June, the Church History Library is inviting the public to view an exhibit of 16 items that help bring the history of black Latter-day Saints to life.

"This exhibit is significant because black Latter-day Saints have been part of the church since 1830. Their story is the story of the church," said Keith Erekson, library director. "We are excited to place documents, photographs, oral histories, autobiographies, all of these records on display for members of the church and members of the public, to understand the long connection that black members have had with the church and the significant contributions they've made over time."

Lead image from the Deseret News
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