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From: Loren Clark <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:31:41 -0700
To: Loren Clark<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Awesome free screening of historical documentary/movie this Friday!Family/Friends,
The movie, "Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons" is being released on DVD! ...AND it is being shown this Friday, Feb. 12th, at Salt Lake at the Utah Cultural Center. It was on PBS about a year or so ago too. The show begins at 7 PM (1355 West 3100 South, Salt Lake City, UT).
See the web site for the film and also view the trailer here:
Location (Map, etc.)
http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/events/salt-lake-city-ut-usa/Nobody-Knows-The-Untold-Story-of-Black-Mormons-Utah-Cultural-Celebration-Center/630201 (this is a great events calendar, by the way- GoCityKids.com).
"The Utah Cultural Center offers a free screening of Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons (NR), which reveals that legacy and confronts the issues which surfaced during the most turbulent years of the Civil Rights Movement, when the LDS Church maintained its policy of restricting priesthood from those of African descent. A discussion moderated by Don Harwell, President of The Genesis Group, immediately follows the screening. This screening is offered as part of the UCCC's Black History Month Film Series."
A year or so ago I did a little reading about the earliest Saints that were of African descent. They have amazing stories of faith and it is REALLY cool to hear the stories and testimonies of some that settled in Nauvoo, held the priesthood, served missions, and came west (Elijah Abel, Jane Manning James, Green Flake, and others). Darius Gray, who I think started the Genesis Group in the SL area, helped to produce the film. Best of all, for an overview/timeline of Black LDS history aligned next to significant events in U.S. history, see the following page: http://www.blacklds.org/history . There are several awesome testimonies and accounts linked from this timeline.
Thought this would be cool to share- I don't usually spam almost everyone in my address book.