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1852

Timeline Type: 
AAW
Timeline Era: 
1801-1900
Timeline Entry Description: 
Brigham Young, the leader of the Church of Latter Day Saints begins to preach the Curse of Cain doctrine which justifies the denial of the priesthood to African American males. Although African Americans had been among the first converts to the Mormon faith, few will join the church during the 126 year priesthood ban.
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