Life in the 1940s

Published: Wednesday, April 4 2012 5:13 p.m. MDT

Associated Press
Countless people were thrilled about the release of the 1940 U.S. Census records on April 2. Shortly following the release of the records, the National Archives received more than 37 million hits, causing serious website problems. More than 132 million people were living in the 48 Continental United States in 1940, and tens of millions of those people are still living today, making the census a record that connects people with recent family records. This generation has been called the "Greatest Generation" for surviving the Great Depression and fighting in World War II. In an effort to better relate to this time in U.S. history, we have compiled a list of interesting facts from 1940. Related: 1940 U.S. Census videos tell stories
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Nice shot of LDS leaders in the 40's. Supposedly this happened in 1940 although I'm just read it online:

Mar 29,1940 - First Presidency asks Apostle Joseph Fielding Smith to chair "Literature Censorship Committee authorized by Quorum of the Twelve last Thursday."


1940's General Conference shot ... when Black's were still inferior.


Why would a church need a ""Literature Censorship Committee"?

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