Martin Luther King
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Martin Luther King's Tyneside speech

In 1967 Martin Luther King came to Tyneside to be honoured for his civil rights campaigning.

During the visit Dr King delivered a poignant and revealing speech.

A BBC TV documentary called A King's Speech - Martin Luther King on Tyneside will screen the full film of Dr King's speech for the first time to those who were there over 40 years ago.

Lenny Henry tells the story of this unique visit and its impact on the people Dr King met.

Credits - Archive film of Martin Luther King copyright and courtesy of British Pathe, University of Newcastle and North East Film Archive.

A King's Speech - Martin Luther King on Tyneside is broadcast on Sunday, 1 June at 22:55 BST on BBC One North East & Cumbria and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 01 Jun 2014