Articles/Essays – Volume 8, No. 1

Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview

1973: Lester Bush, “Mormonism’s Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 8 No. 1 (1973):11–68.

Lester Bush’s landmark article tells the most comprehensive history of the church’s teachings on race and priesthood, destabilizing the idea that it originated with Joseph Smith or had been consistently taught.