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“The Negro is an unfortunate man. He has been given a black skin. But that is as nothing compared with that greater handicap that he is not permitted to receive the Priesthood and the ordinances of the temple, necessary to prepare men and women to enter into and enjoy a fullness of glory in the celestial kingdom [highest degree of heaven].”

George F. Richards, Conference Report (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7 April 1939), 58-59.