Martin Luther King in Newcastle (Brian Ward)

@ Newcastle Castle

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06 September 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4, Payable Via Eventbrite. Tickets On Sale 26 July

He wasn’t even supposed to speak; his office in Atlanta had made that very clear. Yet there he was, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne: Martin Luther King, Jr., the foremost figure in the US civil rights movement, making an impromptu speech in which he linked the African American freedom struggle to developments in British race relations and issued a call for all people of goodwill to meet the global challenges of war, poverty and racism. The date was November 13, 1967. The occasion was the award to King of an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Join Professor Brian Ward to find out more about MLK’s visit to Newcastle.

This event is part of Talks on Tyne: a collaboration between Newcastle Castle, Tyne Bridge Publishing and Newcastle Libraries, connecting local authors and historians with their readers. This is the second Talks on Tyne, following a successful inaugural programme in 2016, during which many of the events sold out.

The Black Gate has a lift and is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Refreshments – including tea and coffee – will be available to purchase at this event.

Tickets for this talk will go on sale at 12 midday on Wednesday 26 July, via the link below.

Venue
The Black Gate
Castle Garth
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 1RQ

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