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"Learning to Listen: The First Integrated Branches in South Africa"
February 8, 2017
Special Feature
"Learning to Listen: The First Integrated Branches in South Africa"
BYU Studies Staff

In the 1980s, when the first Latter-day Saint branches in black townships in South Africa were organized, the country was still divided by apartheid, leaving people from different racial groups with very different lives and little exposure to each other. Pioneering black and white Church members learned to bridge their differences in background to lay the foundation for future Church growth across the country.

This new video from the Church History Department and in-depth BYU Studies articles give readers insights into working together despite legal and social division.

Learning to Listen: The First Integrated Branches in South Africa