Jane Manning James was overlooked for much of Mormon history. Now she's finally getting her due in a feature film and a new biography by historian Quincy Newell.
Joseph drank coffee and fought with his brother William, and Emma angrily kicked Joseph's plural wives out of their house. The Church's new Mormon history "Saints" manages to be faith promoting while also keeping it real.
The LDS Church has anathematized racist justifications that once propped up a ban barring African Americans from priesthood ordination and temple endowments. However, the Church stopped short of a formal apology.