Freedom City, a year-long event to commemorate Martin Luther King, is launched in Newcastle today.  50 years ago, in November 1967, Martin Luther King received an honorary doctorate from Newcastle University, to recognise his work for civil rights.  In his acceptance speech, the last one which he made outside the US before he was assassinated, he spoke of the three great problems facing the world - war, poverty and racism. Newcastle was the only UK university to honour Dr King in this way.  Read about the Freedom City and watch Dr King's acceptance speech here.