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Why One Man Waited 25 Years to Receive the Priesthood + How He Changed a Community

by Church News | November 6, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

When Harry Bailey Jr. learned from his bishop he could finally hold the priesthood after waiting a quarter ...

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What President Jimmy Carter Said About the 1978 Priesthood Revelation

by LDS Church News | Mormon Life

Read the touching responses of black members of the LDS Church when they learned about the 1978 priest...

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Elder Soares Shares How the 1978 Revelation Changed His Mission

by LDS Church News | Mormon Life

“After the revelation, the gospel spread out everywhere across Brazil,” Elder Soares said. “We saw many cit...

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First Black Man Sealed in the Salt Lake Temple Shares the Moment He Heard the Priesthood Revelation

by Danielle B. Wagner | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In 1967, Isaac Thomas walked onto the Missouri Valley College campus on fraternity pledge night. As one of ...

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President Nelson Invokes Blessing on Saints, President Oaks Acknowledges Pain of Past Priesthood Restriction

by LDS Church News | Makes You Think Mormon Life

During the Church's "Be One" event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the priesthood revelation, touching ...

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Prophets' Reactions When They Learned of the Priesthood Revelation: "I Sat Down on That Pile of Dirt and Cried"

by Danielle B. Wagner | Makes You Think Mormon Life

June 8, 1978, is emblazoned into our collective memory as Latter-day Saints. Many of us identify with the s...

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Race, the Priesthood, and Temples: A History of the Priesthood Ban (and How It Ended)

by W. Paul Reeve, adapted from "A Reason for Faith: Race, the Priesthood, and Temples," based on research from his book "Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness" | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The Church’s history with race is complex and controversial. Here is a look at the priesthood and temple ba...

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"Is There No Blessing for Me?" How the Priesthood and Temple Ban Impacted Black Women in the Church

by Chrisse Edmunds via BYU.edu | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following is from the 2014 BYU Religious Education Student Symposium. In celebration of the 40th annive...

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Race and the Priesthood

by Sherilyn Olsen | Makes You Think

With the Church's special worldwide event on June 1 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 revelatio...

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How We Misinterpret "Black" and "Curse" in the Scriptures: Insights from an African American Convert

by Danielle B. Wagner | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Shortly after African American Sandra Bland was found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas, and 10...