THE 2015 STERLING M. McMURRIN LECTURE ON RELIGION & CULTURE

"LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD: 'MORMONISM'S NEGRO DOCTRINE' FORTY-TWO YEARS LATER"
by LESTER E. BUSH, JR. - HISTORIAN

Keynote address of "Black, White, and Mormon: A Conference on the Evolving Status of Black Saints within the Mormon Fold"

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 7 PM
@Utah Museum of Fine Arts - Dumke Auditorium

Lester Bush reflected on the forty-two years since his seminal article was published in Dialogue which undermined the standing historical narrative that the LDS Church's priesthood ban began with Joseph Smith. We invited Bush to consider the past forty years: what has changed, what has stayed the same, and what steps are yet necessary to bring about change. Watch the complete lecture here:


VERY SPECIAL THANKS
Tanner Humanities Center (Utah); George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation; Greg Prince; Jess Hurtado; Smith-Pettit Foundation; Anonymous; David Eccles School of Business Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative (Utah); Charles Redd Center (BYU); College of Humanities (BYU); Laurel Thatcher-Ulrich; Utah Valley University; Department of History (Utah); University of Utah Press


ABOUT | STERLING M. McMURRIN LECTURE ON RELIGION & CULTURE

Founded in 1992, the McMurrin Lecture supports the serious and knowledgeable study of religion. The McMurrin Lecture honors beloved scholar and teacher Sterling M. McMurrin (1914-1996), who served as U.S. Commissioner of Education during the Kennedy Administration.


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