LDS Church celebrates 35th anniversary of black men receiving priesthood

by | Jun. 09, 2013

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrated the 35th anniversary since the announcement of the revelation allowing black men in the faith to receive the priesthood.

The announcement was breaking news on June 9th, 1978, and many members of the LDS Church said it was one of those moments they will never forget how they felt.

"That's something that had been hoped for and longed for decades, but I thought it wouldn't happen in my lifetime so the first part was surprise," said former president of the Genesis Group Darius Gray.

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