Ep. 120 Mauli Bonner on Black Pioneers in Utah and Building Faith

In Good Faith - Season 6, Episode 27

  • Aug 14, 2022 12:00 pm
  • 40:39 mins

Mauli Bonner is a Los Angeles-based vocal director and song writer. He and his wife Chantel founded the charity Lift Up Voices that provides opportunities with music and arts to young people. He wrote and directed an award winning film His Name is Green Flake, that tells the story of some of the first African American pioneers to the Utah Valley. The movie inspired a monument dedicated to those pioneers that was dedicated on July 22nd, 2022, on the 175th anniversary of the first wagon through Emigration Canyon. We recapture here the experience of the monument dedication ceremony at This Is The Place Heritage State Park with excerpts from Betty Sawyer from the Ogden NAACP, Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox, and The Bonner Family singing an original composition "Child of God". Additionally, Steve interviews Darius Gray, a founding member of the Genesis Group.