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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 11, 1978
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(Studio) Mormon Church's policy change to admit black men to priesthood, due to reported revelation from God, mentioned.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Salt Lake City, UT) Report on Mormon ordination of 1st black into priesthood. Joseph Freeman, Junior's ordination into Mormon Church reported [Bishop Jay SWAIN - says Freeman has been meeting criteria for priesthood for about 4 years] [FREEMAN - discusses truth of church.] James Dawson's wait for interview with bishop to discuss priesthood noted; he is only black in Mormon Tabernacle Choir. [DAWSON - is frightened but has had testimony strengthened to know Jesus Christ's gospel is true.]
REPORTER: Gary Walker (KUTV, Salt Lake City, newstape)

Savitch, Jessica;
Walker, Gary

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