Matthew L. Harris

MATTHEW L. HARRIS {[email protected]} is a professor of history at Colorado State University-Pueblo, where he teaches and researches on race and religion, civil rights, and legal history. He is the author and/or editor of numerous books and articles, including Watchman on the Tower: Ezra Taft Benson and the Making of the Mormon Right (University of Utah Press, 2020) and The Mormon Church and Blacks: A Documentary History (University of Illinois Press, 2015). He is currently writing a book on Black people and Mormons since World War II in which he explores the backstory to how the priesthood and temple ban was lifted.

Joseph Fielding Smith’s Evolving Views on Race: The Odyssey of a Mormon Apostle-President

Articles/Essays – Volume 55, No. 3

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Mormons & Lineage: The Complicated History of Blacks & Patriarchal Blessings, 1830–2018

Articles/Essays – Volume 51, No. 3

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