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.
"I remember reading Dr King's 'I have a dream' speech on a poster in Boots in Eldon Square when I was nine and being very moved by it.
Being the only UK university to honour him in his lifetime says a lot about Newcastle, the university and what he stood for.
He was an inspiration for many in the North East"
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