Film ID:
NEFA 19445

MARTIN LUTHER KING HONORARY DEGREE CEREMONY AT NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY

1967

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Description

Tyne Tees Television coverage of Dr Martin Luther King Jr receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law in King's Hall at Newcastle University on the 13th November 1967.

Dr King and other recipients enter a hall at Newcastle University wearing cermonial gowns and mortarboards. A large crowd is seated in the hall. Dr King stands at the front beside his fellow recipients. They all remove and then replace their mortar boards before being seated.

Portrait shot of the University Chancellor, the Duke of Northumberland. Dr King stands in front the University Chancellor while anotherĀ  man gives an introduction from a nearby lectern.

At the end of the introduction the Chancellor stands, removes his mortar board and confers upon Dr King an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law. The crowd begin to applaud.

Dr King walks over to the lectern and gives a speech to the crowd about racial justice. At the end of the speech he steps away from the lectern and returns to his seat. The film ends with a shot of the applauding crowd.