55 years ago today - Apr 13, 1968

Eight African-American athletes from the University of Texas at El Paso refuse to compete in a track meet with BYU because Mormons "think they are cursed and belong to the devil." George S. Tanner, after forty-one years of teaching in the LDS institutes of religion, remarks: "The sad part of it is that their charges are not far from the truth."

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

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