Nicky Winmar: Another Black Power Salute

Nicky Winmar: Another Black Power Salute

In 1993, at the end of a match he’d helped his team win, footballer Nicky Winmar responded to racist abuse by lifting his shirt and pointing to his skin. He said “I’m black and I’m proud to be black.” This action and this image have become an instantly recognizable symbol of pride and empowerment for Indigenous people in Australia.  (Thank you to sport historian Matthew Klugman for introducing me to this image and story!)

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