Here’s the video of Be One, the 40th anniversary celebration of the extension of LDS priesthood and temple worship to people of African descent.

I watched this with my kids and I found it a great way to teach them about this part of our history. My 10-year-old son cried when the narrators told the life stories of African American, African, Jamaican and Brazilian Mormons barred from the temple. The show starts 25 minutes in, after a talk by Elder Oaks.

April Young-Bennett
April Young-Bennett
April Young-Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series and host of the Religious Feminism Podcast. Learn more about April at

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