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“I know of no scriptural basis for denying the Priesthood to Negroes other than one verse in the [Pearl of Great Price] Book of Abraham (1:26); however, I believe, as you suggest that the real reason dates back to our pre-existant life.”

David O. McKay – quoted in William E. Berrett’s The CHURCH and the NEGROID PEOPLE (Provo, UT: Bookmark Division of Community Press Publishing Company, 1960), 19; delivered 3 November 1947.