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Margaret Edwards, January 20, 2002. Interview R-0157.
African American Woman From North Carolina Discusses Her Life as a Mormon: Margaret Edwards grew up in a large African American sharecropping family in Ayden, North Carolina, during the 1950s and 1960s. She eventually settled in the Raleigh area. Following her experiences with the Baptist and Pentecostal Holiness churches, she converted to Mormonism in 1998. In this interview, she discusses her role within the Mormon Church as an African American woman; the intersections between race, gender, and religion; and the attitude of other denominations toward Mormonism.
Interviewee: Margaret Edwards    Interviewer: Barbara Copeland
Duration: 01:26:53     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 7 excerpts.