Why This Web Site

A black family

This site celebrates the contributions of Blacks to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to their communities. Latter-day Saints are also known as Mormons due to their belief in the Book of Mormon in addition to the Bible.

We hope to correct racial myths and misunderstandings that linger from critics of Mormonism as well as from Latter-day Saints themselves. We strive to build the Gospel vision that we are all children of God, of great and equal worth in His sight.

Blacks have been Latter-day Saints since the church’s beginnings in the 1830’s. Some held the priesthood and served missions in the early church. Click on History to see a timeline on how Latter-day Saint events and views toward Blacks unfolded along with religious and secular racial history in America. Read the stories of Black pioneers.

Click on Priesthood to learn how limitations on Black Latter-day Saints were lifted in 1978 and how Latter-day Saints have worked to improve respect and understanding.

Click on News and Testimonies to read about modern Mormons. See also Community, Photos, and Videos. Click on Roots to learn about family history resources. Click on this link for an index of key names.

This site is not an official site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See http://www.lds.org/ and http://www.ldsgenesisgroup.org/ for the official sites.