It’s black history month, and Lara Jones got a chance to talk with Dr. Ronald Coleman, a history professor at the University of Utah, about unknown legacies of black Utahns. He’s researched and written extensively on the subject. One story he shared with her was that of Jane Manning James, a free black woman who joined the LDS Church and made the trek here on foot. Just one question, doc – did she ever question her place in Zion?
Links to Dr. Coleman's writings:
BLACKS IN UTAH HISTORY: AN UNKNOWN LEGACY
Peoples of Utah
Ronald G. Coleman
IS THERE NO BLESSING FOR ME? JANE ELIZABETH MANNING JAMES, A MORMON AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN
African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000
Ronald G. Coleman (see Chapter 8)