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Martin Luther King Tag Archive

In conversation with Kenneth B. Morris, Jr

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Joe Molander speaks to the great-great-great-grandson of abolitionist Frederick Douglass....

Frederick Douglass descendant opens FDC

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Activist Kenneth B Morriso Jr and Labour MP for Newcastle Central Chi Onwurah were among speakers at the FDC opening....

Is Newcastle the King of tokenism?

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News editor Em Richardson examines the University's relationship to the civil rights icon....

Roasts, Toasts and Soapboxes

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Comment's home of rants: weird, wonderful, weekly. Our two new columns give writers the chance to roast, or toast, a figure or group of their choosing....

Conference celebrates 50 years for M.L.King’s honorary degree

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Speakers from across the country gathered in King’s Hall on February 18 to celebrate the 50th anniversary since Dr Martin Luther King was awarded an honorary degree from...

MLK Day sees launch of Freedom City 2017 events

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Launched on the 16th of January, Freedom City 2017 event starts a year-long tribute across Newcastle commemorating Dr Martin Luther King Jr. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of...

Freedom City 2017 festival launched, Martin Luther King sculpture planned for campus

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The two year events programme will end with a formal commemoration...