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Black Latter-day Saint history on display in the Church History LibraryIn commemoration of the 40th anniversary of President Kimball's historic priesthood announcement, the Church History Library will present historic documents from black Latter-day Saint history in an exhibit from May 21-June 9.
A photograph of Jane Manning James, circa 1862-1873. Jane Manning James was an early black convert who lived with Joseph Smith and his family in Nauvoo and became one of the first African American women to enter Utah.
Unique 'Pioneer Day' event celebrates heritage of Black, Jewish, Native American and LDS pioneersMore than 3,500 people in the Inland Region of Southern California experienced a unique "Pioneer Day" celebration that included Mormon, Black and Jewish pioneer history, as well as Native American, Spanish and Polynesian heritage.
Area Seventy Kevin K. Miskin, center, and his wife Robin, left, taste salsa prepared by sisters from the Upland 4th Branch during San Bernardino Heritage Day.
Dedicatory prayer for the rededication of the Jordan River Utah TempleFollowing is the prayer offered by President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in First Presidency, to rededicate the Jordan River Utah Temple on Sunday, May 20.
The Jordan River Utah Temple is rededicated  in South Jordan on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
A call for unity and righteousness: President Eyring rededicates Jordan River TempleCalling back to an original dedicatory prayer that emphasized unity in the church and righteous leadership in governments worldwide, President Henry B. Eyring rededicated the Jordan River Utah Temple on Sunday, May 20.
Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, and Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve walk outside the Jordan River Utah Temple during rededication  in South Jordan on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Youth in Jordan River Utah Temple district show they are 'ready' for their temple to open againYouth in the Jordan River Utah Temple district gathered for a “once in a lifetime experience” in the Conference Center on May 19 to sing, dance, and show they are “ready” — the theme for the event — for their temple to
Youth from the Jordan River Utah Temple district perform in the Jordan River Utah Temple Cultural Celebration at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone remembered as 'a man of Christ'Beloved General Authority and youth leader remembered Friday for his devotion to his family, the gospel and the Brethren.
The casket is brought from the Bountiful Regional Center following services for Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone in North Salt Lake on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Why one LDS grandfather takes his grandchildren to the temple every FridayFor the past six years, Tom Miner has taken his grandkids who live near him in the Bountiful area and who are of age to participate, to perform baptisms at the Bountiful temple following their early release from school nearly every Friday afternoon.
From left, Isaac Miner, Miles Calder, Alexa Calder, Hailey Miner, Makaila Hoge, Tom Miner, Elizabeth Miner, Savannah Miner, Austin Miner and Jacob Hoge stand outside the Bountiful Utah Temple. For the past six years, Tom Miner has taken his grandkids to the temple every Friday afternoon.
New temple presidents called to serve in California, Mexico, Germany and UtahThe following eight new temple presidents and matrons have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service soon.
Robert W. and Barbara B. Casady
Young Women general presidency: Programs and methods may change but never the commitment to eternal principles"Progression is an eternal principle. It is what God’s plan of happiness is all about; it is what we are all about," the Young Women general presidency taught after changes to youth initiatives were announced.
Young Women activities are fun.
Sister Kathy Andersen emphasizes the importance of following 'the watchman on the tower' Like Namaan, Church members today have received guidance and direction from a prophet, said Sister Kathy Andersen during BYU Women's Conference.
LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson and his wife Sister Wendy Watson Nelson leave the Sunday morning session of the 188th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 1, 2018.
Secretary to the First Presidency called as a General Authority SeventyBrook P. Hales, 62, secretary to the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been called to serve as a General Authority Seventy. His call became effective, Thursday, May 17.
Elder Brook P. Hales, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The power of ministering: How the enduring faith of members overcame 'The Freeze' in GhanaWhen the government outlawed the LDS Church in Ghana for 18 months in the late 1980s, members of the Koforidua Branch ministered one by one to stay connected and faithful.
Emelia Ahadjie, left, greets Juliet Akrong in Accra, Ghana on Friday, April 20, 2018.
'Sacred Events' exhibit represents 'global nature' of ChurchA 21-work commission depicting sacred events from Christ's life is now in a new Church History Museum exhibit. The paintings, however, are more than simply a new exhibit; they're an indicator of an increasingly global Church.
Argentine artist Jorge Cocco Santángelo poses for a photo with some of his artwork at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Church members' stories inspire photographers, promotes unityAfter years of traveling the world on assignment, Church photographers Leslie Nilsson and Cody Bell have compiled some of their favorite shots to promote unity, love and a better picture of Church members around the world.
"Light & Life" exhibit photographers Leslie Nilsson, left, and Cody Bell pose for a portrait with some of their photos in the background at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
New mission presidents called to serve in Brazil, London, Vietnam, New York City and other areasThe following six new mission presidents and their wives have been called by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in July.
Johannes and Marcia Castellano
What should Latter-day Saints do in the 19 months before the new youth initiative launches? 'Keep moving forward'General auxiliary leaders counsel young people and their parents to wisely utilize the months leading up to the new global initiative. It can be a time of development and joy.
Following the Church's announcement of a new activity program for children and youth in January 2020, the Primary, Young Women and Young Men general presidencies are encouraging members to stay engaged in the current programs until the new initiative is introduced.
First Presidency, NAACP national leaders call for civility, talk possible future efforts togetherIn a unified global call for increased civility, harmony and respect, the First Presidency joined leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in pledging to explore ways to serve together and lift those in need.
President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shakes hands with National President Derrick Johnson of the NAACP, right, during a press conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, May 17, 2018.