Civil Rights Conference - Martin Luther Who?

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.

In light of this, The International Development Society and Newcastle University Students’ Union are hosting a conference to engage students and demonstrate why the issues raised in Dr King’s speech fifty years ago are still relevant today. The conference is designed to create a forum to address contemporary issues regarding civil rights and take a grassroots look at the issues raised in Dr King’s speech in the King’s Hall 50 years ago. The conference will cover a range of angles examining civil rights, from the legacy of King himself to the intricacies of identity, and a first-hand experience of the Civil Rights Movement in the mid-1960s.

Full programme

This free conference is open to all. Please be aware that some of the content will not be suitable for under 18’s. Please get in touch for more details and with any questions.

Date and location :18th February, Kings Hall, Newcastle University NE1 7RJ

Registration from 9.30am