Ordained to the Priesthood before June 1978, by Proxy after Death

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Ordained to the Priesthood before June 1978, by Proxy after Death

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This item set tracks men of Black African descent who were ordained to the LDS priesthood in proxy temple rituals before June 1978. LDS policy attempted to prevent such proxy ordinations but policing racial boundaries was difficult enough in life, let alone in death. This item set traces those who slipped through the cracks in the racial policy.

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