Fri, Oct 20|
Discussion on Convicting the Mormons: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in American Culture with author Janiece Johnson
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Provo, 274 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601, USA
About the event
Religious historian Janiece Johnson analyzes how sensational media attention used the story of the Mountain Meadows Massacre to enflame public sentiment and provoke legal action against Latter-day Saints. Ministers, novelists, entertainers, cartoonists, and federal officials followed suit, spreading anti-Mormon sentiment to collectively convict the Mormon religion itself. This troubling episode in American religious history sheds important light on the role of media and popular culture in provoking religious intolerance that continues to resonate in the present.