Baptized of Their Own Accord

W. Paul Reeves,

"Let’s Talk About Race and Priesthood” p. 19. Published by Deseret Book, 2023.

“Evidence suggests that enslaved people like John Burton were baptized of their own accord. In fact, in cases where white Latter-day Saints enslaved more than one person, there is no situation where all enslaved people were baptized, an indication that the enslaved were not forced to follow their enslavers into the faith.”