Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. statue at Newcastle University

MLK Day 2021

On this day, we honor Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for who he was, the work he did, and the hope he stood for.

Over 50 years ago, in 1967, Dr. King came to the UK to meet with Newcastle University faculty and students. It was during this visit that he gave a moving speech, which you can watch below.

Transcript Here

For more information on Dr. King’s visit to Newcastle University, please check out their website here. And for further information on who he was and what he did, check out the National Archives’ video “National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program- Meet The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr”.