Author:Harris, Matthew L & Newell G. Bringhurst

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The Mormon Church and Blacks; A Documentary History

By: Harris, Matthew L & Newell G. Bringhurst

Price: $24.95  $19.96

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 2015

Seller ID: 57760

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Brand new softcover book! ; The year 1978 marked a watershed year in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as it lifted a 126-year ban on ordaining black males for the priesthood. This departure from past practice focused new attention on Brigham Young's decision to abandon Joseph Smith's more inclusive original teachings. The Mormon Church and Blacks presents thirty official or authoritative Church statements on the status of African Americans in the Mormon Church. Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst comment on the individual documents, analyzing how... View more info