History Revisited

President Spencer W. Kimball: A prophet at the pianoI heard a prophet playing a piano in "Music City." The prophet was President Spencer W. Kimball and the city was Nashville, Tennessee.
While visiting the home of Roger and Glenda Brady in 1975, President Spencer W. Kimball chose to sit on an old-fashioned piano stool. After a few minutes, he whirled around and played "I Am a Child of God." In the photo are Sister Camilla Kimball and D. Arthur Haycock, President Kimball's executive secretary.
From The Vault: President Gordon B. Hinckley's 'The Loneliness of Leadership'On Nov. 3, 1969, President Richard Nixon spoke to citizens of the United States of America calling for national solidarity regarding the Vietnam War effort.
President Thomas S. Monson with President Gordon B. Hinckley in 1970.
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.
From The Vault: Sister Margaret D. Nadauld's 'The Joy of Womanhood'Many people have heard one specific quote that Sister Margaret D. Nadauld delivered from the pulpit in 2000 while serving as Young Women General President.
Margaret D. Nadauld speaks during a session of general conference.
From The Vault: Elder Neal A. Maxwell's 'The Man of Christ'It was 1975 and Elder Neal A. Maxwell had been serving as an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for one year when he gave a talk entitled, "The Man of Christ," during April General Conference.
Elder Neal A. Maxwell is photographed.
The touch of a prophet's handIn Jackson, Mississippi, for an area conference in 1980, President Spencer W. Kimball met a 5-year-old boy with whom he shared a beautiful and moving moment.
President Spencer W. Kimball caresses the face of 5-year-old Jason Jordan of Biloxi during a visit to Mississippi on May 3, 1980.
Belle S. Spafford, a woman of wit and wisdomBelle S. Spafford was “one of the most outstanding women in the world.” I met her in 1972. Our professional association was brief, but we continued a friendship that lasted until her death a decade later.
Elder LeGrand Richards gives a congratulatory kiss on the hand of Belle S. Spafford after she was released as Relief Society general president during the October 1974 general conference. She had served 29 years, the longest tenure of any Relief Society general president.
In seeking redress from national government, Prophet's quest was inspiring though unsuccessfulSpencer W. McBride, one of four volume editors of the latest Joseph Smith Papers volume, gave an Assembly Hall lecture, "Joseph Smith in the White House," exploring Joseph’s 1839 trip to Washington.
White House as seen in 1846 photo, about seven years after Joseph Smith visited U.S. President Martin Van Buren there.