Mormon History Group Honors Darius Gray

by | Jun. 10, 2014

News from Utah

Seven years before President Spencer W. Kimball received a revelation allowing black men to be ordained to the priesthood in the LDS Church, Darius Gray knelt in prayer with two other black male Latter-day Saints. That soon led to the founding of what would be the Genesis group, a support organization for African-American church members formed with general leaders of the church — including Elder Gordon B. Hinckley, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — as advisers.

In the years following the 1978 revelation, Gray has been president of the group and has done much to tell the story of the black Mormon experience.

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