This one-man show recounts Elder Richard’s account of Joseph and Hyrum Smith’s martyrdom.
Willard Richards was Joseph's personal secretary and he was also Church Historian. In addition he was with Joseph almost every minute of every day during the final weeks of the prophet's life. And he was present in the Carthage Jail when Joseph died. Because he was an eyewitness and a record keeper and a dear friend to the prophet, he was in a unique position to tell the story of the martyrdom. This is his story.
Filmed on location in Carthage Jail, Illinois, Aug. 1985.