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Lessons from the Black Power movement

2:15pm Fri 29 Mar

About this session

Experience a fascinating look at the history of Indigenous resistance in this country with Dr Gary Foley, a co-founder of the Black Power movement. Black Power arose during the turbulent 1960s and 70s, a time of radical politics and mass movements for social change. A layer of militant Aboriginal activists, inspired by Black Power in the US, condemned the inherent racism of Australian society and organised a series of watershed protests in the struggle for Indigenous rights, including the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in 1972.

Foley will also speak in this session about the failure of the recent referendum and the lessons for activist today.

Recommended Reading

The Koori History Website
Redfern: Aboriginal Activism in the 1970sby Johanna Perheentupa
A history of Black Power in Redfernby Oskar Martinin Red Flag
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