Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo by Matthew Klugman

By Matthew Klugman

It truly is one among Australia's such a lot iconic photos. On 17 April 1993, the Indigenous AFL footballer Nicky Winmar stood up opposed to racial abuse and made historical past. dealing with the Collingwood crowd that had taunted him all day the St Kilda participant pulled up his blouse, pointed to his chest and declared: 'I'm black and I'm proud to be black'. released day after today, the pictures of Winmar's gesture sparked an excessive debate that compelled the AFL, the enthusiasts and the state to confront their prejudices head-on. Black and Proud takes us at the back of the searing picture to the tales of these who made it occur - the Indigenous team-mates Nicky Winmar and Gilbert McAdam and the 2 photographers, Wayne Ludbey and John Feder. certain through a love of the sport, the 4 have been introduced jointly by means of acts of braveness and vilification that express how some distance now we have come and simply how a ways we need to cross. '17 April 1993 supplied our strongest snapshot of Uncle Nicky and this ebook takes us to the tales at the back of it.

These tales are brave, inspiring, intimate and eye-opening. it is a ebook all Australians have to read.' - Adam Goodes

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