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Fort Wainwright honors, remembers King’s legacy

Fairbanks' Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Anointed Movement Praise dancers Fatima Gunter, Karen Blackburn, Charlena Manning and Brittney Davis prepare to perform "Set the Atmosphere" to begin Tuesday's Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebration at the Fort Wainwright Last Frontier Community Center.

Dancer Karen Blackburn performs “Never Would Have Made It” during Tuesday’s Fort Wainwright Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Last Frontier Community Center. The dance performance celebrates the faith associated with the nation’s civil rights movement.

Clockwise from top left: Fairbanks’ Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Anointed Movement Praise dancers Fatima Gunter, Karen Blackburn,
Charlena Manning and Brittney Davis prepare to perform “Set the Atmosphere” to begin Tuesday’s Martin Luther King Day Jr. celebration at the Fort Wainwright Last Frontier Community Center.

Dancer Karen Blackburn performs “Never Would Have Made It” during Tuesday’s Fort Wainwright Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Last Frontier Community Center. The dance performance celebrates the faith associated with the nation’s civil rights movement.

Pastor Elder Howard Hornbuckle, with Fairbanks’ Lily of the Valley Church of God In Christ, speaks during Tuesday’s Fort Wainwright Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Last Frontier Community Center. Hornbuckle’s theme “Believe, Achieve and Succeed” encouraged listeners to strive for greatness through perseverance.

Staff Sgt. Antonia Stone, Medical Department Activity-Alaska, recites “I Had a Dream” during Tuesday’s Fort Wainwright Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Last Frontier Community Center. Stone wrote the poem to herald the past accomplishments and future potential of blacks in America.

Staff Sgt. Antonia Stone, Medical Department Activity-Alaska, recites "I Had a Dream" during Tuesday's Fort Wainwright Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Last Frontier Community Center. Stone wrote the poem to herald the past accomplishments and future potential of blacks in America. Pastor Elder Howard Hornbuckle, with Fairbanks' Lily of the Valley Church of God In Christ, speaks during Tuesday's Fort Wainwright Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at the Last Frontier Community Center. Hornbuckle's theme "Believe, Achieve and Succeed" encouraged listeners to strive for greatness through perseverance.