‘Mormon Land’: Genesis stalwarts discuss their long ties to support group for black Latter-day Saints, lingering racism in the faith and their hopes for the future

Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune LDS Genesis Group Choir rehearses.

After 22 years leading the Genesis Group — 14 as branch president — Don Harwell was released recently from his “calling” in the support group for black Mormons.

In this Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of “Mormon Land,” Harwell and his wife, Jerri Harwell, discuss Genesis, their conversions, the late LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, persistent racism in their faith and their hopes for the future.

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