BYU Studies Quarterly

BYU Studies Quarterly

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Recorded in Heaven


Scott Hales


Len Hope, Mary Hope, African American Latter-day Saints, Alabama, Saints Volume 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent


Len and Mary Hope were African American Latter-day Saints who joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Alabama (Len in 1919, Mary in 1925) and later raised their children in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Hopes’ story was recently featured in Saints, Volume 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent, introducing the couple’s experiences as Black Latter-day Saints in the early twentieth century to Church members around the world.