The roles of Eliza R. Snow

"We believe in Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon and Eliza R. Snow."

This motto was given in direction to Primary teachers at the end of the 19th century.

"Children were taught to honor Joseph Smith, Eliza R. Snow and the Holy Priesthood. That gives you a sense of the esteem in which that generation held her. She was a remarkable woman that made a singular contribution," said Jill Mulvay Derr, senior research historian in answer to a question asked at the Women's History Lecture Series on Thursday at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Although Eliza R. Snow is primarily known as a writer, having written many hymns and more than 500 poems, she was also a powerful leader in the LDS Church's women's organizations. However, Thursday night's lecture focused on a different roles of Eliza's — the roles of wife, sister and aunt.

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