Help make Nicky Winmar’s iconic pose stand proud and strong forever
On April 22, 1993, Winmar, responding to racist taunts hurled across the boundary line at him, lifted his jumper up, pointed to the colour of his skin, and yelled out “I’m black and I’m proud.” The image, captured by Melbourne photographer Wayne Ludbey, is seen as a turning point, in not just football history, but Australian history in the treatment of Indigenous Australians.
With AFL Indigenous Round in full swing, and National Reconciliation week starting next week, corporate Australia can email Alex and Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org with their interest to ensure their brand shows that they too believe in respect and equality for all.
Fair minded Australians can also support the campaign with a pledge and leaving a personal message of support for Nicky on the Pozible page. There are also incentives such as an official certificate, Wayne Ludbey signed photographs of the original image, and the opportunity to stand with Nicky forever by having your name engraved on the plinth that will stand below the sculpture.