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Brian Ward + MLK

Brian Ward – Martin Luther King in Newcastle: The African-American Freedom Struggle and Race Relations in the North East of England

18th October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Berwick United Reformed Church (St Paul’s)

Tickets £6/Students FREE

This session is presented in association with Berwick Educational Association and the North-East Historical Association

Brian Ward is Professor in American Studies at Northumbria University. His talk will explain how he rediscovered the forgotten, sometimes hilarious details of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1967 visit to Newcastle and puts it into the context of two centuries of links between the North East and the US civil rights struggle.