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Does France need its Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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Martin Luther King giving his historic 'I have a dream' speech in Washington in August 1963
Martin Luther King giving his historic 'I have a dream' speech in Washington in August 1963 Library of congress

As France attempts to address issues surrounding immigration, integration and racism, can it take lessons from elsewhere? Monday, 19 January, Americans commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr's, birthday. His leadership of non-violent resistance against segregation laws in the US have raised him into a hero. But to the French, he is a uniquely American hero. RFI spoke to several people about lessons France could take from the American civil rights movement.

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