Mormon Doctrine Archive

LDS Church Acknowledges Anniversary’s Ban on Priesthood for Blacks

On June 8, 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) gave an announcement that many Mormons never expected to hear in their lifetimes. Today Official Declaration—2 is found in the back of the LDS scripture Doctrine and Covenants and is signed by the LDS First Presidency, declaring that “all […]