Margaret Blair Young teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. Besides publishing or producing short fiction, novels, plays, and essays, she and Darius Gray co-authored a thoroughly documented trilogy of historical fiction titled Standing on the Promises, about Black Mormon pioneers or slaves of Mormon pioneers, which received a special award from the Association for Mormon Letters. She has also co-produced (again with Darius Gray) a documentary about African American pioneer Jane Manning James, titled Jane James: Your Sister in the Gospel. She is currently working on another documentary.
African American LDS activist Eugene Orr was born on March 16, 1946, to David Orr and Martha Wilder Orr in Ashburn, Georgia. The family was deeply religious and planned for young Orr to become a minister. As a child, Orr would sometimes put corn silk … Read MoreEugene Orr (1946– )