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Black and Proud (2014)

English | 2014 | ISBN: 1742234054 | EPUB | 240 Pages | 2.4 mb

It is one of Australia’s most iconic images. On 17 April?1993, the Indigenous AFL footballer Nicky Winmar?stood up against racial abuse and made history. Facing?the Collingwood crowd that had taunted him all day the?St Kilda player pulled up his shirt, pointed to his chest?and declared: ‘I’m black and I’m proud to be black’.
Published the next day, the photos of Winmar’s gesture?sparked an intense debate that forced the AFL, the fans?and the nation to confront their prejudices head-on.
Black and Proud?takes us behind the searing image to?the stories of those who made it happen – the Indigenous?team-mates Nicky Winmar and Gilbert McAdam and?the two photographers, Wayne Ludbey and John Feder.?Bound by a love of the game, the four were brought?together by acts of courage and vilification that show?how far we have come and just how far we have to go.