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Published on August 26, 2011
The Embassy of France Celebrates the Opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

The Embassy of France in the United States enthusiastically celebrates this week’s opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. We wish to join our American and international counterparts and friends in recognizing the important work of Dr. King as the iconic leader the American civil rights movement.

Dr. King shared the values of equality and equal opportunities that France considers fundamental to its national identity. These values are also reflected in the anti-discrimination work France continues to lead and support both in France and abroad — often in close partnership with the United States.

The Embassy of France extends its congratulations to those involved with making the memorial a noble testament Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy.

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