Articles/Essays – Volume 4, No. 4

A Commentary of Stephen G. Taggart’s Mormonism’s Negro Policy: Social and Historical Origins

1969: Lester Bush, “A COMMENTARY OF STEPHEN G. TAGGART’S MORMONISM’S NEGRO POLICY: SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL ORIGINS” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 4 No. 4 (1969):86–103.

Lester E Bush wrote in response to Stephen G Taggart’s book which the author tried to show that the Church came from abololonist ideas because the Church was orginially founded in New York, but when they encountered pro slavery settlers in Missouri and faced the hostiltiy from the settlers early church leaders apparently changed their mind, even though Joseph Smith eventually did a turnabout from what records have shown regarding African Americans.