Statue unveiled in honour of Martin Luther King Jr.
Description13 November 2017. "A brand new statue of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled at Newcastle University today to mark the 50th anniversary of his visit to accept an honorary degree. The two metre tall bronze statue was especially commissioned to mark the occasion, and was unveiled by Ambassador Andrew Young, a close friend and colleague of Dr King’s and who accompanied him to Newcastle in 1967. The base of the statue is encircled by bronze lettering inset into Caithness paving, featuring text taken from the civil rights leader’s powerful acceptance speech in which he spoke of the ‘three urgent and grave problems’ facing the world: war, poverty and racism. It was Dr King’s last public address outside the US before he was assassinated, barely six months later......"
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Further informationLink: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/11/martinlutherkingstatueunveiled/
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