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US Ambassador Hosts Inter-Cultural Reception to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 27th, 2014

Vision of Tolerance, Diversity and Equal Rights

On January 21, the U.S. Ambassador spoke on the topic of tolerance to an intercultural audience in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Tarab Trio; (photo:

News from Berlin. On January 21, U.S. Ambassador John. B. Emerson and Mrs. Kimberly Martau Emerson hosted an intercultural reception at their residence to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event was organized to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of tolerance, diversity and equal rights. The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Berlin.

Ambassador Emerson spoke about the topic of tolerance and stressed the inspiration that Dr. Martin Luther King provides to us today. “Dr. King believed that regardless of the barriers of race, creed, ideology, or nationality, there is an inescapable destiny which binds us together. His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, around the world”.

More than 140 distinguished guests from different cultural communities attended the event. Many of the guests were political, business, or community leaders actively involved in integration. Three musicians of the Tarab Trio provided music during the event.


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