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Since it is black history month I want to take a moment to honor the pioneer Mary Ann Adams (wife of Elijah Abel - the first black mormon ordained to the priesthood by Ambrose Palmer see guest post by W. Paul Reeve, http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2019/01/18/guest-post-newly-discovered-document-provides-dramatic-details-about-elijah-able-and-the-priesthood/) - I love the work by Ardis - she is a great historian who has found many precious documents over the years.
After she passed away in 1877 Elijah wrote to the first presidency requesting to be sealed to his wife. In response church leaders mistakenly instituted a 100 year racial ban against black eternal families, and blocked all requests for temple ordinances including eternal marriage from blacks due to their african lineage.
The 100 year black history archive at the UofU is fantastic