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Shadow Minister for the Department for Business and Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah has praised the legacy of civil rights campaigner Dr Martin Luther King.
The Newcastle MP is due to speak at an event to mark forty-five years since the Dr King's visit to Newcastle University to receive his honorary doctorate in 1967.
In the film, Martin Luther King is seen addressing hundreds of students and guests in the King's Hall at Newcastle University.
"I can assure you that your honouring me is this very meaningful way is of estimable value for the continuance of my humble efforts...
...though I cannot in any way say I am worthy of such a great honour I can assure you, you give me renewed confidence and vigour to carry on in the struggle to make peace and justice a reality."
- Dr Martin Luther King, 1967
After being hidden away for many years in the archives of Newcastle University, footage of the famous civil rights leader Martin Luther King has resurfaced just in time for the university's anniversary of Dr King's visit in 1967.
Martin Luther King was awarded an honorary degree by Newcastle University on November 13th 1967 and given the title of Honorary Doctor of Civil Law.
The new footage shows the civil rights campaigner receiving his award and addressing a crowd of hundreds of Newcastle lecturer and students.