Every year on November 18, Moroccans remember the late King Mohammed V’s fight for the country’s freedom.

Although Morocco has had independence from European colonizers for 64 years, Independence Day celebrates the King's speech 65 years ago.
King Mohammed V on his return to Morocco from exile in Madagascar in November 1955, with the three Rabbis of Meknes.
Morgan Hekking holds a BA in International Relations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.