We’re happy to share photos from the beautiful “Continuing Conversations: Black and Mormon” exhibit curated by Chandler Kendall, Gallery Educator, Education in Zion Gallery, which runs through February 28. Hours and location here.
From the exhibit: “In 1978, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued Official Declaration 2, offering priesthood and temple blessings to all worthy members, regardless of racial descent. Some Saints assume that black members have easily and seamlessly found their place in the Church in the last four decades, not realizing that the struggle for racial identity is still an issue that many face even today. This exhibition highlights black Saints who have furthered the conversation about what it means to be both black and Mormon: Q. Walker Lewis, Jane Elizabeth Manning James, Elijah Able, Darius Gray, Alan Cherry, Hattie Soil, Alice Faulkner Burch, Tamu Smith, Janan Graham-Russell, Peter Johnson, Johnisha Williams, Melodie Jackson.”