Freedom City 2017

On 13th November 1967, Newcastle University awarded Dr Martin Luther King an honorary degree, the only UK university to do so in his lifetime. On accepting this award, Dr King made what was to be his final public speech outside of the US before his assassination in April 1968. In a moving address, he called for us to join him in the ongoing struggle against war, poverty and racism.

Freedom City 2017 brings together international artists, musicians, filmmakers, academics and community groups to inspire a new generation to contribute towards tackling the issues that Dr King spoke of in his acceptance speech.

Featured Events

Rhyme Scene
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books

Help blow the case wide open with this pop-up poetry trail. 

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To honour a Great and Good Man
7 Sept - 30 Nov

The story of Dr Martin Luther King’s award of an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

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