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Author and professor Alex Albright is guest speaker

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Author, editor, playwright, and college professor, Alex Albright, recently spoke to an assembly on campus about the infamous World War II 45-piece regimental Navy band called the B-1. Comprised of black students attending North Carolina A&T, the musicians became the first African Americans to serve in the Navy at a rank higher than messman in the modern Navy.

The presentation was made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Bladen Community College.

Albright is pictured here with BCC president Dr. William Findt, and dean of arts and sciences and developmental studies, Dr. Joyce Bahhouth.

 

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