Received Temple Rituals by Proxy after Death before June 1978

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Received Temple Rituals by Proxy after Death before June 1978

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This item set tracks men and women of Black African descent who received LDS temple rituals by proxy after death before the June 1978 revelation made such rituals open again to people of all races and ethnicities. LDS policy attempted to prevent such proxy rituals 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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