To Honour a Great and Good Man: Martin Luther King at Newcastle University

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Scope and Content

To Honour a Great and Good Man: Martin Luther King at Newcastle University is an online digital exhibition that tells the story of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree at Newcastle University in November 1967, using original photographs and documents from the University Archives.

This online exhibition was based on an exhibition display in the Philip Robinson Library that was created by Newcastle University Special Collections and Archives, co-curated with Professor Brian Ward and supported by Freedom City 2017.

Access Information

Online exhibition open to the public.

If you find an item you would like to consult from this online exhibition in the Special Collections reading room in the Philip Robinson Library, simply make a note of the reference number and title of the item(s) you are interested in and place an order by linking to our Request Form.


This is a description of an online resource . Online Resources are websites that describe, interpret and provide access to archives. They often provide access to digital content but they may also describe physical materials. They usually cover a theme or topic, such as an individual, a movement, or an important historical event.

Related Material

You may also be interested in more photographs from Martin Luther King's visit to Newcastle University on CollectionsCaptured as well as more photographs from the University Archives.

Additional Information

We hope this online resource will be of use to students and researchers interested in Martin Luther King, civil rights and the history of Newcastle University.

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