Martin Luther King and me – former Newcastle student shares memories of special meeting

It may have been 50 years ago, but the day Martin Luther King Jr came to Newcastle is still remembered vividly by a student that met him.

The Students’ Union Treasurer Tony Sorenson, then 22 and in the second year of a geography doctorate, volunteered to be one of two students to meet with the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Dr King came to the city to be made… Read Jessica Cripps’ article here

TWAFA Comment: Yet another reminder of the stature of Martin Luther King, as Newcastle continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his visit to the city on 13th November 1967.

(c) TWAFA November 2017