Tag Archive | Helvecio Martins

Marcus Martins discusses Blacks and the Priesthood

I just finished reading a book by Marcus Martins called Setting the Record Straight: Blacks and the Priesthood.  It was an interesting perspective.  Marcus is the son of Helvecio Martins, the first black general authority that I blogged about previously.  “Setting the record straight” is a bit of an exaggeration.  Marcus does a good job […]

Helvecio Martins: First Black General Authority

Mark L Grover gave a fascinating biography on Helvecio Martins, the first black general authority in the LDS church in the latest issue of the Journal of Mormon History (Summer 2010.) Elder Martins was ordained to the Second Quorum of Seventy in 1990 under President Ezra Taft Benson. In 1995 he was released, and he […]