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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Newcastle MP praises Martin Luther King's legacy

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"

– Chi Onwurah, MP and Shadow Minister for Department of Business

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