I really enjoyed sitting down with Dr. Mark Staker of the LDS Church History Library. Mark is a historian and has written about the first community that accepted the Mormon Church in Kirtland, Ohio. I was surprised to learn that a former slave by the name of Black Pete was one of the leaders of this early Mormon community! In part 1 of our interview, we’ll talk about Black Pete’s introduction of speaking in tongues and his leadership in the fledgling Mormon community in 1830-1831. I think it’s a great interview! Please listen.