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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, page 8. See reference Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Spring 1973; page 56, footnote 84 ~