Articles/Essays – Volume 14, No. 3
The Fading of the Pharaoh’s Curse: The Decline and Fall of the Priesthood Ban Against Blacks
1981: Armand Mauss, “The Fading of the Pharaoh’s Curse: The Decline and Fall of the Priesthood’s Ban Against Blacks” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 14 No. 3 (1981): 11–45.
Mauss situates the 1978 revelation on the priesthood in modern American historical context. Everything changed for the Church during the Civil Rights Movement when people both inside and outside the Church were harshly critcizing the priesthood ban. When the world was changing, it looked like the Church was still adherring to the past.