Black Is: The Untold Mormon Story

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Racial issues have long been a source of controversy within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are at the core of a new documentary, Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons. The film treads on fraught territory, exploring the faith’s attitude toward African-Americans from its beginning in 1830 up to today, featuring interviews with Mormon scholars, civil-rights leaders, and clergy. America’s ‘Mormon moment’ has exposed an uncomfortable side of the church: its spotty record of accepting African-Americans, according to a new film. Lizzie Crocker talks to the people behind a bracing new documentary that tries to set the record straight.

Watch the trailer for the documentary here.

Read the rest at The Daily Beast

4 Comments on "Black Is: The Untold Mormon Story"

  1. lovingshanelle Aug 8, 2011 · 10:38 pm

    I have been waiting for this documentary to come out. Thanks for reminding me about it. I will be looking for tomorrow.

    • Auth Apr 19, 2012 · 12:11 am

      / June 9th, 2006, 9:37 am / Sean,I can’t watch this (I’m surfing at work right now ), but was wnenoridg if you have any links to some of Dawkins’ written works trying to do some research on the whole taking a bullet’ question that you commented on over at my blog.Thanks!-olly

  2. JWood Aug 9, 2011 · 1:59 pm

    I’ve heard that Mormon’s were involved in the founding of some HBCU’s. Do you know if that’s true?

    • Anand Apr 18, 2012 · 9:54 pm

      The average Am/Idol waechtr has no idea why drugs are illegal or why alcohol is not. In PA, cops are now raiding homes, jailing people for possesion of marajuana with at least a $10,000 bail. You can punch your girlfriend and break some teeth for a lesser bond. Drugs are illegal but we have hundreds of thousands of drugstores. This does nothing but confuse the kids. And us.

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