What happened on this date in Mormon History - several curious snippets every day
55 years ago today - Jun 14, 1962
THE CHURCH SECTION quotes Joseph Fielding Smith: "The Latter-day Saints, so commonly called 'Mormons', have no animosity towards the Negro. Neither have they described him as belonging to an 'INFERIOR' race." However Joseph Fielding Smith himself in his book THE WAY TO PERFECTION had used the very words "inferior race" to refer to blacks of African ancestry.