55 years ago today - Mar 7, 1965

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) [called] for a prayer march in Salt Lake City "to ask the LDS Church to use their influence for moral justice in regards to civil rights."

["NAACP Calls March for LDS Appeal," Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Mar. 1965, A-18; "Marchers Pray At LDS Doorstep," Daily Utah Chronicle, 8 Mar. 1965,1. From D. Michael Quinn, Ezra Taft Benson and Mormon Political Conflicts, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 26:2 (Summer 1992), also in Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power Salt Lake City (Signature Books, 1994), Chapter 3.]

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