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LDS Afro-American oral history project

Repository: Brigham Young University. L. Tom Perry Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): Between 1985 and 1988, Alan Cherry conducted interviews with 224 black Mormons throughout the United States as part of an oral history project for the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. In the course of narrating their life histories, interviewees address race relations and civil rights concerns in their home regions and within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Access Copy Note: Interviews are cataloged separately in the Lee Library catalog; records include summaries of each interview.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1985-1988

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: UTBV86-A14

Extent: ~220 interviews; audio cassettes, transcripts

Finding Aid: A finding aid for this collection is in process.

Language: English

Related Archival Items: In this repository, see also 12 interviews with African American women in Utah, conducted in 1993 for a thesis by Jennifer Caye DeMayo. DeMayo retained the original tapes, but transcripts are held in L. Tom Perry Special collections.

Interviewees: Nathleen Albright, Reginald Allen, Alvin Alphabet, Ellen M. Alphabet, Mason Anderson, Dexter Andrews, Sylvia V. Arnold, Leo Arrington, Joell Aull, Alva Baltimore, Mary Lucile Bankhead, Betty Wright Baunchand, Clement Charles Biggs, Lula M. Biggs, Kenneth Bolton, Sr., Darlene Bowden, Denorris Clarence Bradley, Martha Branigan, Betty Ann Bridgeforth, Ruffin Bridgeforth, Janet Brooks, Angela Brown, Gladys Brown, Norman Lee Brown, Robert Coleman Brown, Samuella Brown, Wesley Jennings Brown, Calvaline Burnett, Edwin Allen Burwell, Retha Burwell, Emanuel Canaday, Rodney Carey, Margaret Carter, Vanessa A. Carter, Willie Carter, Gilmore H. Chappell, Charles Frazier Chisolm, Marie Edington Chisolm, Crystal Clark, Matt Clark, Samuel Coggs, Vivian Collier, Marva Collins, SOnya Isilma Collins, Linda Cooper, William L. Cox, Bobby Darby, Darrin Bret Davis, Florita Davis, Sharon J. Davis, Alfonzo Day, Emma J. I. Dickerson, Anita Durphey, Carol Edwards, J. Joseph Faulkner, James Ashley Fennell, II, Ruth Fields, Gayla Floyd, Sean Floyd, Van E. Floyd, Sherrie Honore Franklin, Darryl K. Gaines, Janis R. Garrison, George Garwood, David Diamond Gathers, David E. Gathers, Mazie Gathers, Romona Gibbons, Peter Gillo, Sarah Gripper, Jeri Allen Thornton Hale, Keith Norman Hamilton, Edward Harris, Gehrig Harris, Mary Harris, Gayle Harrison, Donald L. Harwell, Chester Lee Hawkins, Betty Jean Hill, Leonard Hill, Diane Amelia Hughes, Elijah Jackson, Jr., Lester Jefferson, Hazel Mary Jenkins, Pauline Jenkins, William Jenkins, Aurbie Rayford Johnson, Cecelia Johnson, James Johnson, Juanita Johnson, Richard Johnson, Thomas Harrison Johnson, Virginia Johnson, William T. Johnson, Jr., Dorothy Gray Jones, Marvin Arthur Jones, Eva Joseph, Ethel Ann Kelly, Candace Kennedy, Helen Kennedy, Raymond W. Keys, Barbara Lancaster, Charles Calvin Lancaster, Delores Lang, Robert Lang, Beverly Latimer, Randolph E. Latimer, Carol Elaine Lawrence, Vincent Lewis, Ollie Mae Lofton, Richard Lowe, Cleolevia Lyons, Kenneth K. Mack, James Mallory, Cherrie Lee Maples, Melvin McCoy, Sharon McCoy, Clara Evans McIlwain, Johnie McKoy, Gloria McLaughlin, Alfred McNair, Melvin Mitchell, Carrie Elizabeth Morris, Arlene Mosley, Dan Mosley, Joan Mosley, Mavis Odoms, Bonita O'Neal, Burgess Owens, Josephine Owens, Natalie Palmer-Taylor, Janis E. Parker, Wilie Perry Perkins, Beverly Perry, John W. Phoenix, Audrey Marie Pinnock, Barbara Ann Pixton, Lois W. Poret, Frank Porter, Tom Porter, Martha A. Poston, Arthur Preston, Drianda Preston, Elizabeth Pulley, Melonie Quick, Annette A. Reid, Emanuel Lenard Reid, Linda Reid, Janet Rice, Debra Dionne Gooden Rodriquez, Junious Edwards Ross, Elijah Royster, Doris Russell, Brenda Sanderlin, Ed Scroggins, Rhonda Shelby, Carl Angelo Simmons, James Henry Sinquefield, Cleeretta Henderson Smiley, Gabriele Smith, Gwendolyn Lucille Jones Smith, Joseph C. Smith, Marie Smith, Marilyn Smith, Mary E. Smith, Hattie Soil, Victor Soil, Deoborah Spearman, Boris Spencer, Rosetta Spencer, Paul Staples, Robert Lee Stevenson, Ardelia Stokes, Catherine M. Stokes, Rosa Lee Green Taylor, Rose S. Taylor, Marilyn Larine Thomas, Natalia Thompson, William Thompson, Larry Troutman, Vivian Troutman, Burl Turner, Jr., Gloria Turner, Susan Walker, Karen Tonette Ward, Maxine Wardlaw, Katherine Warren, Benjamin R. Washington, Lee Washington, Jerry Watley, Phillip Webb, Margie Ray White, Annie Wilbur, Mary Angel Wilbur, Winston A. Wilkinson, Emma Williams, Linda Williams, Cynthia Willis, Eva Willis, Jerry Willis, Albert L. Wilson, Nathaniel Womble, Dorothy Mae Wright, Dunk Wright, Jessy Wright, Jr., Michelle Evette Wright, Richardo Wright, Shirley Walker Wright, Van C. Wright, Sr., Virginia K. Wright, Delphrine Garcia Young

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American churches--Utah
African American Mormons
African American women--Utah
African Americans--Civil rights--Utah
African Americans--Social life and customs
Brigham Young University
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
Mormon Church
Race discrimination
Utah--Race relations


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