A Century of Black Mormons is a digital history database designed to document and recover what was lost—the identities and voices of black Mormons during the faith’s first one hundred years (1830 to 1930). The LDS Church has never tracked membership by race and so official LDS baptism and confirmation records are not always useful. Yet documents do exist that have allowed us to identify black Mormons, name them, and collect basic biographical information about them.
WHO Allows the user to browse the historical profiles of black Mormons by last name.
WHEN Is a timeline that users can scroll through to see the documentary history of baptisms of African Americans into the LDS Church.
WHERE Maps documents to their geographic locations.
HOW MANY Provides various topical demographic summaries based on the documents currently in the database
If you have scanned documents, photographs, or other historical records related to profiles in the database or if you know of a black Mormon who could be included in this corpus please email the project at firstname.lastname@example.org.