Mormon History, Feb 1849

[Black History] Brigham Young declares "because Cain cut off the lives [sic] of Abelthe Lord cursed Cain-s seed and prohibited them from the Priesthood". This is currently the earliest known documented statement by a Church President explicitly making a Church policy of a Priesthood ban for Blacks.

[source: Crapo, Richley, Chronology Pertaining to Blacks and the LDS Priesthood,]


  1. And your point is . . .

    This is (obviously) old history bro. The Church acknowledges Brigham's 'contribution' to the now (36 years) rescinded practice. So again: what's the point?

  2. No point intended. It is just what happened.