Articles/Essays – Volume 23, No. 1
Separate but Equal?: Black Brothers, Genesis Groups, or Integrated Wards?
1990: Jessie Embry, “Separate but Equal?: Black Brothers, Genesis Groups, or Integrated Wards?” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol. 23 No. 1 (1990):11–36.
A history of Black LDS social groups and organizations. The Genesis Group gave African Americans a better chance to connect with fellow African Americans through frequent socials. The first group was founded in Salt Lake City. Even being based in Utah, they couldn’t depend on a lot of outside support from other members or Church leaders, which became isolating for them.