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Mormons still grapple with race decades later

By BRADY MCCOMBS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published June 9, 2018 at 2:45 a.m.

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Darius Gray is co-founder of a support organization established in 1971 for black Latter-day Saints called the Genesis Group, in Midvale, Utah.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell Nelson shakes hands with Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP, during a news conferen...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 1 celebrated the 40th anniversary of reversing its ban on black people serving in the lay priesthood, going on missions or getting married in temples, rekindling debate about one of the faith's most sensitive topics.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Russell Nelson shakes hands with Derrick Johnson, president of the NAACP, during a news conferen...

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