130 years ago today - Oct 25, 1890

The First Presidency publicly establishes Religion Classes, America's first experiment in separate weeday religious training for public school students. This elementary level program merges with the LDS Primary program in ay 1929. Seminaries for LDS high school students are a spin-off which lasts longer than the innovative Religion Classes.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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