75 years ago today - Feb 9, 1945

[First Presidency Letter]
Referring to your letter of December 21, this will advise you that there has been no change in the ruling of the Church regarding the bestowal of the Priesthood upon persons having colored blood. As to the ultimate fate of the colored people, the Prophet Joseph Smith is quoted as having said on one occasion:

'That the seed of Cain could not receive the Priesthood, nor act in any of the offices of the

Priesthood until the seed of Abel should come forward and take precedence over Cain's


[First Presidency, Letter to Graham H. Doxey, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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