“Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons”
Categories: LDS , RE
Margaret Blair Young teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. An accomplished author, she has won numerous awards from the Utah Arts Council and other organizations. These include Best Short Story Collection and, twice, Best Novel of the Year. She has also written three plays and teaches at the Spanish Institute at BYU. In addition, 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. Margaret and her husband, Bruce, a professor of English at BYU, are the parents of four children and live in Provo, Utah. A website listing her works and information is http://mormonlit.lib.byu.edu/lit_author.php?a_id=340 .
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