Truth is power. Truth will set you free. That was the idea behind the Rev. Mac Pendleton's message at the Taylor County Civic League's 21st Annual Black History Program on Sunday night.
Pendleton, pastor of Bethel AME Church, was the guest speaker.
"To be free, you must know the truth," Pendleton said. "To know the truth, you must know Jesus."
Pendleton said black people may be free but, "We have not taken the chains off our minds," referring to what he called "psychological slavery."