Mormon studies, priesthood, race, Revelation on the Priesthood
The announcement of the revelation in 1978, which extended the priesthood to all worthy Latter-day Saint men regardless of race, was celebrated as the arrival of a “long-promised day” (Official Declaration 2). Reflecting on the thirtieth anniversary of that revelation, I feel deep grati- tude to the Lord for sending me to earth in an age in which I would be allowed to hold the priesthood and work in his vineyard. The blessings and privileges my family and I have enjoyed in the Church in those three decades far exceeded any dreams we might have had prior to June 1978.
Martins, Marcus H.
"Thirty Years after the "Long-Promised Day": Reflections and Expectations,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 47:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol47/iss2/2