40 years ago today - Jun 11, 1978
Two days after the announcement that Blacks are no longer denied the priesthood based on race the SALT LAKE TRIBUNE editorial reads: "Granted, the church leadership was supposed to be merely speaking the revealed word of God and thus there should have been no quibbling before Friday's announcement. But as sure as God gave good, intelligent people a head and a heart, we all know many modern Mormons have privately found the exclusion of blacks from the Priesthood an uncommonly heavy cross. . . . But the LDS, young and old, their non-Mormon neighbors, and black Americans are now free-free at last of the cold-blooded curse of ancient attitudes."