130 years ago today - Oct 9, 1889

Salt Lake stake high council excommunicates an elder for having a local bishop perform an unauthorized plural marriage for him four years earlier. Stake authorities had not authorized the marriage because the youn woman has "negro blood in her veins." The first counselor says her father is "about 1/6 Nigger from his appearance."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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