Black and Mormon Until 1978, blacks were denied priesthood, also known as "full membership," in the Mormon Church. Church leaders are now working to cleanse stereotypes surrounding the religion, particularly in urban areas. An African-American talks about his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the reaction among his friends and family.
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Until 1978, blacks were denied priesthood, also known as "full membership," in the Mormon Church. Church leaders are now working to cleanse stereotypes surrounding the religion, particularly in urban areas. An African-American talks about his conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the reaction among his friends and family.