The Art of Aboriginal Activism

A new exhibition showcases artwork of a time when Aboriginal activists drew attention to civil rights.

“IT WAS BUT HALF a century ago, a time still sharp in the minds of a baby boomer generation, that landmark battles were waged and won by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people. In the 1960s, Aboriginal people achieved citizenship, financial assistance, and equal pay, and won back rights to their land and rights to the preservation of their cultural heritage.”

For many activists in NSW, one event and one year is set down in history – the Freedom Rides in 1965

For more:-  Australian Geographic Website

Posted on July 14, 2011, in For your information, Get involved!, Politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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