The Last Mile of the Way
Standing on the Promises, Book 3
REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION
A novel by Margaret Blair Young & Darius Aidan Gray
Book three of this trilogy is now available! After this groundbreaking, deeply moving trilogy about black LDS pioneers was first published, modern-day descendants came forward with further information, photographs, and more detailed history. In this new edition, the authors have corrected some errors and dramatized the experience of additional black pioneers.
"Even though the authors have written fiction, they have based it as firmly as possible in actual history—probably more than any other historical novel I have ever seen. They even use the actual dialect characteristic of many blacks during the 1900s—nicknamed 'flat talk.' The book also contains footnotes at the end of each chapter, citing the works used and the people interviewed."
— Dennis Lythgoe, Deseret News
"This book deals convincingly with an important subject about which very little has been written: black Mormon adherents whose membership . . . dates back as far as 1832. . . . This is an important book. It ought to be read by everyone, as it throws light on some little-known facts about the history of the membership of African-Americans in the early church."
—Harry B. Dunbar, Ph.D.