Race

Latter-Day Saint Reference Library

Articles

Spencer W. Kimball and the Revelation on Priesthood

Spencer W. Kimball and the Revelation on Priesthood

BYU Studies 47, no. 2 (2008)

By:

Edward L. Kimball

Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview

Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview

Journal of Mormon History 25, no. 1 (Spring 1999): 229-271

By:

Lester E. Bush Jr.

The Mormon Priesthood Revelation and the Sao Paulo, Brazil Temple

The Mormon Priesthood Revelation and the Sao Paulo, Brazil Temple

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 41 (Spring 1990): 41-53

By:

Mark L. Grover

Black, White, or Brown? Racial Perceptions and the Priesthood Policy in Latin America

Black, White, or Brown? Racial Perceptions and the Priesthood Policy in Latin America

Journal of Mormon History 44, no. 1 (January 2018), 119-145

By:

Jeremy Talmage and Clinton D. Christensen

Religious Accommodation in the Land of Racial Democracy: Mormon Priesthood and Black Brazilians

Religious Accommodation in the Land of Racial Democracy: Mormon Priesthood and Black Brazilians

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 17 (Autumn 1984): 25-36

By:

Mark L. Grover

A More Powerful Effect Upon the Body’: Early Mormonism’s Theory of Racial Redemption and American Religious Theories of Race

A More Powerful Effect Upon the Body’: Early Mormonism’s Theory of Racial Redemption and American Religious Theories of Race

Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture 87, no. 3 (Fall 2018): 768-796

By:

Joseph R. Stuart

Books

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Black and Mormon

Black and Mormon

By:

Newell G. Bringhurst and Darron T. Smith

Mormonism’s Negro doctrine: An Historical Overview (Reprinted from Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 8, no. 1 Spring 1973)

Mormonism’s Negro doctrine: An Historical Overview (Reprinted from Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, 8, no. 1 Spring 1973)

By:

Lester E. Bush Jr.

The Mormon Church and Blacks: A Documentary History

The Mormon Church and Blacks: A Documentary History

By:

Matthew L. Harris and Newell G. Bringhurst

Race and the Making of the Mormon People

Race and the Making of the Mormon People

By:

Max Perry Mueller

“Race, The Priesthood, and Temples,” in A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine and Church History

“Race, The Priesthood, and Temples,” in A Reason for Faith: Navigating LDS Doctrine and Church History

By:

W. Paul Reeve (Laura H. Hales, Ed.)

For the Cause of Righteousness: A Global History of Blacks and Mormonism, 1830–2013

For the Cause of Righteousness: A Global History of Blacks and Mormonism, 1830–2013

By:

Russell W. Stevenson

Neither White nor Black: Mormon Scholars Confront the Race Issue in a Universal Church

Neither White nor Black: Mormon Scholars Confront the Race Issue in a Universal Church

By:

Lester E. Bush Jr. and Armand L. Mauss

Black Saints in a White Church: Contemporary African-American Mormons

Black Saints in a White Church: Contemporary African-American Mormons

By:

Jessie L. Embry

All Abraham’s Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage

All Abraham’s Children: Changing Mormon Conceptions of Race and Lineage

By:

Armand L. Mauss

Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, A Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon

Your Sister in the Gospel: The Life of Jane Manning James, A Nineteenth-Century Black Mormon

By:

Quincy D. Newell

Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness

By:

W. Paul Reeve