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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.
"The footage is something that we've had for many years in our archive but it wasn't straight away that its significance was realised.
It was a very big deal for the university that he came all the way to the UK just to come to Newcastle."
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