Episode #213

Russell Stevenson

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LDS Historian & Author of "Black Mormon" + "For The Cause Of Righteousness"  Talks Church's History With Blacks

Guest Bio:

Russell Stevenson is a freelance writer born and raised in rural western Wyoming. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his master’s degree in history from the University of Kentucky. He has taught history and religion at Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College.

Show Notes

  • Introduction (2:13)

  • Why choosing the route to study blacks in the church (4:29)

  • Writing his first book (5:33)

  • The story of Elijah Abel (12:34)

  • Early stages of racism in the church (22:37)

  • Blacks being allowed the Priesthood (33:45)

  • Comparing blacks to LGBTQ (49:03)

  • Being apart of a “white church” (53:22)

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