Articles/Essays – Volume 51, No. 3
Looking Back, Looking Forward: “Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine” 45 Years Later
2018: Lester Bush, “Looking Back, Looking Forward: “Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine” 45 Years Later” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 51 No. 3 (2018):1–28.
It has been forty-five years since Dialogue published Bush’s essay entitled “Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview”2 and forty years since Official Declaration 2 ended the priesthood/temple ban. It seems like a good time to take stock of where we are: what has changed, what has stayed the same, what changes still need to happen, and what steps need to occur to bring about those changes