See archive footage of Martin Luther King’s speech at Newcastle University 50 years on

On this day Martin Luther King ‘had a dream’ – the reality is this festival in his honour

“That is the problem of racism, the problem of poverty and the problem of war.”

Dr King was commended by the university for his significant contribution towards equality and fairness.

Aged 38 at the time, the baptist minister had risen to lead the civil rights movement in the US.

He was assassinated just a few months later on April 4, 1968. Read Mike Fuller’s article here

TWAFA Comment:  Another reminder of one of the great days in our history in Northeast England.  Another reminder of our great anti-racist heritage in Northeast England.

(C) TWAFA November 2017