Ceremony marks Luther King visit (UK)





The 40th anniversary of a visit by one of the world's best-known civil rights leaders to Tyneside is being marked a special ceremony.
In 1967, Newcastle University became the only UK university to honour Dr Martin Luther King Jnr in his lifetime.

Dr King travelled to Tyneside in November that year to receive an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree.

A memorial lecture will be delivered to mark the historic event, which was captured on film at the time.


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