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“You must not think, from what I say, that I am opposed to slavery. No! The negro is damned, and is to serve his master till God chooses to remove the curse of Ham [claimed by Mormons to be denial of the priesthood to the African race].”

Brigham Young, New York Herald – 4 May 1855, 8. See ref Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought (Urbana–Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, Spring 1973), Volume 8, No. 1, 56; footnote 84