Over a century before one internationally renowned American peace activist, Martin Luther King Jr, visited Newcastle Upon-Tyne, the city played host to another on the 13th of November 1846.
Public meetings and demonstrations
Lajos Kossuth (1802–1894) became an international icon following the Hungarian Revolution of 1848–49.
On 19 May 1851, a meeting was convened by the young Joseph Cowen at the Nelson Street Lecture Room (better known as the Music Hall).
On 28 July 1917, up to 100 people assembled in the old Town Hall opposite St Nicholas Cathedral for the first meeting of the local Workers' and Soldiers' Council to discuss the revolutionary moveme
By 1968, the Vietnam War was subject to substantial international protest, with students playing a major role in staging demonstrations in many countries.
The late 1960s were an era of student protest across the globe, and Newcastle was no exception. One such instance occurred in response to a visit by Enoch Powell in January 1969.
The atrocities in the Congo Free State – the private kingdom ruled by the Belgian monarch Leopold II – gave rise to an international humanitarian campaign, with Britain as a particular hub of activ
A demonstration and meeting of working men (estimated to be 20,000) in favour of the nine hours movement was held on the Town Moor.
The keelmen strike of 1819 was given an extra edge as it occurred shortly after the massacre at 'Peterloo' in Manchester.