On this day, 20 years ago Nicky Winmar famously lifted his uniform, whilst being pelted with racial taunts from some unforgiving football fans and said “I’m black and I’m proud to be black!”.
This moment famously captured by photographer Wayne Ludbey, Winmar’s heroic gesture and legacy of taking a stand against racism, is being honoured in an exhibition opening today by he National Sports Museum. The show reflects on the impact of Winmar’s protest with a new display, Black and Proud: A stand against racism.
Despite TV cameras missing this important moment, Wayne Ludbey and John Feder captured this historic moment. Never to be forgotten.
HANDEGG, ANYONE? President Barack Obama practices passing a football with Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia in the Oval Office, March 7, 2011. Under Australian Football League rules, a player must hold the ball in front of them and punch it with a clenched fist in order to conduct a legal pass to another player. “Well that just seems silly,” said President Obama. “Tell me about it,” replied P.M. Gillard. (Photo: Pete Souza / The White House)