The link between race and the Mormon faith is getting a closer look this week.
It is the subject of the "Black, White and Mormon" conference hosted by the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center, with lectures and panel discussions running Thursday evening through Friday.
Atop the agenda are panels set to review priesthood and temple bans, as well as the history of segregation in America and its effect on Mormonism.
Other discussions will address the role of black women in the church, the faith's expansion into inner-city communities, and Mormonism's international reach.
And Brigham Young University students will not be left out of the conference. A Friday panel aims to explore the experiences of black students at the Provo university of roughly 30,000.