In the last Redd Newsletter
Celia Baker interviewed author of Redd Slave Histories
Reiter’s discoveries about John Hardison Redd’s family have been circulating among Redd family members for years.
“For some, it has been a hard pill to swallow,” Reiter said. “The family looks up to John Hardison Redd as the initial Mormon — the one who joined the Church and brought them out to Utah. It has taken some convincing, but generally, everyone has been really welcoming and kind.”
The family organization wants to continue that trend and build bridges of cooperation and family unification.