Church Sustains First African-American General Authority in 189-Year History
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has confirmed that Elder Peter M. Johnson is the church's first-ever African-American general authority.
Johnson was sustained as a General Authority Seventy in the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference.
He was previously serving in the southeastern United States as an Area Seventy for the church.
Johnson was born in New York City.
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