FORT HOOD — The resurrected voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was heard at Club Hood during an observance of the federal holiday Wednesday.
The Rev. Dennis Morgan Brown inspired and motivated soldiers during the “Remember! Celebrate! Act!” event hosted by III Corps and the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Club Hood.
“I’m going to bring to you the voice of King,” said Brown, who is known as the “resurrected voice of King.”
The California pastor travels nationwide as a motivational speaker and to conduct evangelical outreach on King. He also is the founder and organizer of the Miracle Deliverance Full Gospel Church in San Bernardino.
His performance involved reciting excerpts from King’s most famous speeches, singing and speaking about the inspiration he finds in the work of the famous civil rights activist.
“For 13 years, King lived under the constant threat of death,” Brown said to the standing-room-only ballroom. “He got hate letters, but he never even abandoned his principles of peace, love, equality and justice for all people.”
He concluded his presentation with the closing of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
“I hope what you’re hearing ... is that you know that Dr. King’s dreams have come true,” Brown said.
Brig. Gen. Dean Milner, Canadian deputy commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, said Brown was tremendous and inspiring.
Milner also spoke of the steps the military has taken over the years to combat inequality in the workplace.
“It takes perseverance and determination to get rid of all those inequalities,” he said.
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