August 10, 2012 4 Comments
Fall semester is coming up. Maybe I’m feeling a little solemn.
Joseph Smith’s presidential campaign platform called for relocation of African Americans. Effectively, they would be Americans in the mold of Daniel Webster’s 1820 address at Plymouth Rock. Webster observed that colonization meant the propagation of civilization. He never mentioned the non-whites in America but many felt colonization, “benevolent” colonization was the key to advancing the benighted blacks and Indians among them. They could become more white by separation. Civilized futures awaited!
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