Utah's African-American voices, although few in number, profoundly influenced the course of Utah history since the early 1800s. Now, some 200 years later, as Utah prepares for its millennial milestone, a celebration of its immigrant people moves to the forefront.
It is one of the most mysterious creatures on earth. Linked to folklore and fairy tales, revered by Native Americans, and simultaneously feared by Western settlers through the ages, the wolf has endured the tests of mankind and now is rebuilding its natural niche in the wild.
For the early pioneers who dared to envision and create their Zion, there were thousands of opportunities for dreams to die, and thousands of reasons for them to give up hope. Yet the determined men and women who went before us found the faith and motivation to persevere in the face of adversity, to pursue the dream and become the nation's forty-fifth star.