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.

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.

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Posted on Wednesday, 17 April
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    Well Collingwood supporters are still flying racist taunts and indigenous players so yeah this is still fresh. :(
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    I still remember it like it was yesterday.
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