MCLB draws packed house for annual Black History Month presentation

Ken Bevel was the keynote speaker at MCLB's annual Black History Month presentation. / Mary Green

Local Marines honored the service of African Americans in times of war on Thursday.

That was the theme of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany's annual Black History Month presentation.

This year, it brought out a packed house at the base chapel, where both Marines and the base community enjoyed performances from the Albany Middle School and MCLB choirs.

Retired Marine Ken Bevel delivered the keynote address, and he highlighted the life of Jesse Brown and why he believes stories like his are important to remember.

"When you look at black history, it's not just a segment of our history. It's the history overall. So we use this moment just to highlight certain people, certain instances and certain circumstances that transformed our history," he said.

Bevel served more than 20 years in the Marine Corps, but you might now know him best as a pastor at Sherwood Baptist Church.

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