Kimball in 1978 and was not due to the civil rights movement.Prospective converts, even black ones, are not told about the prior priesthood ban on blacks.Others believe it was God's will and the reasons were as many of the leaders taught for 150 years, that blacks were cursed and less valiant in the pre-existence.

They were the first that were cursed, and they will be the last from whom the curse will be removed.

When the residue of the family of Adam come up and receive their blessings, then the curse will be removed from the seed of Cain, and they will receive blessings in like proportion.

Since 1978, the Church has avoided publicly commenting on the reasons for the ban in the first place.

Source: personal experiences of many contributing members of this site, conversations with many members in various wards throughout the USA and Gospel Doctrine classes which we've attended.

I have very vivid memories of that show, mostly because he started his set with 'Born in the USA'.

Even the structure of the set couldn't hinder its unpredictability as the set was brought to a close with an acoustic rendition of My Lucky Day'as the incredible musician continues to keep his intimacy despite his grand surroundings.

The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings.

This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin.

Introduction Member beliefs LDS leaders' racist comments Modern prophet interviewed Bigoted LDS scriptures? Protest from a faithful member Book: Mormonism & the Negro Church's response Critics' summary Editor's comments Links Most Latter-day Saints are fully aware that black men were excluded from the priesthood from its inception till 1978.