"Jane Manning James, the first documented black woman to come to the Utah territory as a Mormon pioneer (she traveled with a group of women, traversing some 800 miles on foot)." Caption from http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/154974-nobody-knows-the-untold-story-of-black-mormons-on-doc-channel-221/
Black Mormons Share What Else Was Restored the Day Blacks Received the Priesthood
Title: Reflections of a Black Mormon: We are All God's Children. "Even though Black males could not hold the Priesthood for a time, the number of Black members, male and female, continued to increase. Blacks faithfully continued to believe the Church to be true and that in the Lord’s due time those who were being denied the Priesthood would one day be able to enjoy the full blessings thereof."