Passing

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Passing

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This item set tracks Latter-day Saints of black-African descent who passed as white. Many of those in this item set received the lay priesthood and/or temple rituals in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is unlikely that those who performed the priesthood ordinations or temple rituals were aware of a given individual's racial ancestry. Thus the men and women in this item set illustrate the impossibilities of policing racial boundaries.

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