Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Set Your DVR's for TONIGHT!

Premiering on the Documentary Channel (channel 197 on Dish network) tonight is the award-winning film Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons.
A stunning examination of racial issues within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons traces the history and experiences of African Americans in the Mormon church from the church's beginnings in 1830, through the Civil Rights Movement, to the present day.  At the heart of the debate lies the churches denial of the priesthood and most sacred privileges of the faith to its African American members – denials that were reversed in 1978 with a historic "priesthood revelation".


NM said...

Booo! Us UK-ers won't be privy to this. I'm sure it'll turn up on youtube though! Thanks for the heads-up.

Psychochemiker said...

Do you know if that Channel is on ComCast? Or should I beg someone in town to DVR it for me?

Margaret Young said...

OR, you could buy the DVD. Even Brits can do that.

Grant said...

Hey,thanks for the heads up! Watching it now!

Tom said...

Hm. Interesting. How was it?

One thing I've always wondered about is how the LDS Church compares to other churches in making transitions after the civil rights movement. We certainly were not the only church to have withheld privileges from people of color - nor were we the last to reverse position and begin extending those privileges.