Many of you know I am exploring the church and the racist views it had/has towords african-americans.
Today I am inquiring about Mary Sturlaugson Eyer. Mary was the first african/american female to serve a full-time mission for the church. She wrote several books including "A Soul So Rebellous" and "He Restoreth My Soul".
I found this interesting comment on amazon:
Downright fullblown fabrication, May 18, 2003
My name is Sarah, and the book is SUPPOSE to be about my life along with Marys, but the story isn't entirely true. She had me sign some papers, saying it was true. I ended my friendship with her and stopped attending the LDS church because of the lies. How much money did she make off of it???? Only she and her daughter knows.
Does anyone out there have any information they can share? Any light they wish to shed on the topic?
Is Mary still around? Is she still a mormon? I have not seen or heard an referrence to her on any of the prominant black lds websites. Is she included in the film "Nobody Knows"?