Black and Mormon

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Newell G. Bringhurst, Darron T. Smith
University of Illinois Press, 2010 M10 1 - 184 páginas
The year 2003 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the lifting of the ban excluding black members from the priesthood of the Mormon church. The articles collected in Newell G. Bringhurst and Darron T. Smith's Black and Mormon look at the mechanisms used to keep blacks from full participation, the motives behind the ban, and the kind of changes that have--and have not--taken place within the church since the revelation responsible for its end.

This challenging collection is required reading for anyone concerned with the history of racism, discrimination, and the Latter-day Saints.

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Introduction
1
Early Mormonism Slavery and the Status of Black People
13
Myth versus Reality in LDS Scriptural Writings
34
The Religious Hopes of Worthy African American Latterday Saints before the 1978 Revelation
50
Two Multigenerational Case Studies
60
The Extent and Limits of Progress since 1978
82
A Sociological Perspective
116
7 How Do Things Look on the Ground? The LDS African American Community in Atlanta Georgia
132
Some Personal Reflections and General Observations
148
Contributors
167
Index
169
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Newell G. Bringhurst teaches history and political science at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California. He is the author of Brigham Young and the Expanding American Frontier and other books. Darron T. Smith is an African-American convert to the LDS church. He is the author of What Matters Most: A Story of Human Struggle and Potential and is currently a lecturer at Utah Valley State College.

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