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“Even Joseph’s ‘calling for the end of slavery by 1850’ in his Presidential campaign is not so liberal as [Fawn] Brodie supposes…

“Joseph Smith was, therefore, to some degree a racist, a segregationist, a colonizer, and only incidentally a supporter of abolition. He had some elements of liberalism in his thinking, but these had definite limits. His record…is marked with ambiguity.”

Marvin Hill/BYU Professor, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought – Volume 5, Number 3 (Salt Lake City, UT: Dialogue, Autumn 1970), 99.