I’d like to introduce Dr. Matt Harris. He has done a lot of Mormon history work and he’s not very well-known, but I think he will be, especially after he finishes his upcoming books. We will talk about some of these books that he has published, as well as his future books. We’re also going to talk about the history of the ban. With the 40th anniversary of the removal of the ban coming up here in just a few weeks, this will be a very timely interview. Dr. Matt Harris has some really interesting insights and it is going to reveal some really cool, historical information.
We will talk about President McKay’s first thoughts to end the ban in 1955, Elder Hugh B. Brown’s attempts to end the ban in the 1960s (and almost succeeding in 1969), some behind the curtain conversations with President Kimball, and how he persuaded the apostles to lift the ban. We will also talk about who wrote Official Declaration 2, ending the ban. It’s one of my favorite interviews yet. Check out our conversation…..