Come and learn about Lucille Bankhead, descendent of African American Latter-day Saint pioneers who was an influential woman in Utah and in the Church in the mid-20th century.
Tarienne Mitchell is an archivist at the Church History Library and the subject matter expert for Black Church history. She has conducted targeted acquisition projects to collect more records from Black members and created a research guide on Blacks in the Church. Mitchell has also worked to tell Black stories in association with groups like Better Days 2020, the Mormon History Association (MHA), the Utah chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM), and Mormon Women’s History Initiative Team (MWHIT). She has served as historian for the Utah chapter of the African American Historical and Geological Society (AAGHS) and currently chairs the Archives and Archivists of Color section for the Society of American Archivists (SAA). She holds a master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.