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With the highly anticipated film “Jane and Emma” set for release Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that it will match all movie tickets purchased on opening day with a donation to the NAACP of up to $40,000.

“The NAACP applauds the producers of the film, ‘Jane and Emma,’ for working to bring to light (a) figure in Latter-day Saints history,” Jeanetta Williams, president of the NAACP Salt Lake Branch, said in a press release. “The donation will help further the NAACP’s mission to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.”

LDS Charities announced that $25,000 will come from the Church’s foundation and the other $15,000 from Bonneville Charitable Foundation.

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