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Charles Perkins- Freedom Ride
Transcript of Charles Perkins- Freedom Ride
Bibliography Who is Charles Perkins?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_N._Perkins - Born June 16 1936
- Had many siblings
- Married Eileen Munchenberg
- Had an extensive soccer career
- First aboriginal man to graduate
- Best known for his involvement
in the Australian version of the
freedom ride. The Freedom Ride - The Freedom Ride was a group of students who drove around rural Australia protesting against the way the indingenous people of Australia were being treated.
-It was inspired by the American Freedom Ride which happened in 1961
- In Walgett they protested against the local Returned Services League Club which had banned aboriginals from entering; whether they had or not fought for Australia.
- In Moree they stopped at the swimming pool and protested against laws the council had in place which banned aboriginals from entering the pool. These efforts were then rewarded with the council dropping these laws.
Therefore - Media attention from these events led to widespread knowledge of racial descrimination
- The Freedom Ride was a factor in the later referendum which changed the constitution on special laws for aboriginals; which is still effective today
- Charles Perkins then became head of The Department of Aboriginal Affairs.
- Charles then died in October 2000