Premiering on the Documentary Channel next month (July), in continuation of its Black Documentary Cinema series, is the award-winning film 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”.
Intriguing… the film includes rare, never-before-seen archival footage, interviews with renowned scholars on race and Mormonism, Civil Rights leaders, clergy and numerous black Latter-day Saints and former Mormons.
Look for it on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 8PM, only on the Documentary Channel, which is primarily available through satellite television services DISH Network (Channel 197) and DIRECTV (Channel 267).
Here’s a preview of what to expect: