Footage surfaces of Martin Luther King at Newcastle University

Footage of Black Civil Rights leader Dr Martin Luther King visiting Tyneside just months before his assassination has been found. The film shows the civil rights leader addressing a crowd at Newcastle University in 1967.

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Martin Luther King: "You give me renewed confidence and vigour to carry on"

Martin Luther King, pictured here in 1967, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Newcastle University Credit: Newcastle University

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

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