55 years ago today - Aug 6, 1967

First counselor Hugh B. Brown receives "a call from the Salt Lake City police adivising me that four car loads of negroes armed with machine guns and bombs [are] reported coming to Salt Lake City for the purpose of inciting a riot and particularly to destroy property on the temple block." He orders all entrances to the Salt Lake Temple Square to remain padlocked, and that armed guards turn away all visitors this morning. For the first time the Choir performs its regular Sunday broadcast in an otherwise empty Tabernacle.

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

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