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(ANSA) – Paris, July 19 – Emmanuel Macron confers the title of Commander de la Legion de Honnur, France’s highest honor today. “Justice and Diversity”. “The values ​​you fought for are equal to the values ​​of the French Republic”; In a speech to the French president in Elysee, Jackson was defined as “our brother.” The 79-year-old Honorable Legion of Honor expresses his “great pleasure” in handing over the Legion of Honor. “Jackson is very grateful to have received such an honor from a great favorite country like France,” the statement read. Prior to the ceremony, at the Eliza Ballroom, four of Jackson’s five children, about a hundred people, including friends and relatives from the United States, had gathered, and Macron and the guest had a private meeting. Eyes. Former Justice Minister Christian Toubira, former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and the current president of the Foundation for Memory of Slavery were also present. In his speech, Macron praised Jesse Jackson’s “body and soul” commitment to “civil rights” for “more than half a century” with Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated in 1968. (ANSA).

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