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Humanities: Civil Rights Movement (Culture of the 60s)

Culture of the Sixties

Culture of the Sixties

Ending "Seperate But Equal" 1950s

Newspaper headline proclaming "School segregation Banned"

Malcolm X

A comic song inspired by the irony of Malcom X being assassinated on the first day of National Brotherhood Week in 1965

American Civil Rights in music

American Civil Rights in movies

American Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr. (centre), with other civil rights supporters at the March on Washington, D.C., in August 1963.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (centre), with other civil rights supporters at the March on Washington, D.C., in August 1963.

Image source: Britannica.com

Martin Luther King Jr

Freedom Rides

The Birmingham News front page 1961

Australian Civil Rights information - keywords to use

You may want to consider some of these key terms when searching for Australian related information. Some may need to be combined with the words,"Indigenous", "Aboriginal", "Australia", "Australian"  or "1960..1969" to narrow search results.

  • Terra Nullis

Conditions of Indigenous Australians in the 1960s

  • Wage discrimination
  • Social Services
  • Queensland Trust Fund
  • Missions

Legal changes

  • Commonwealth Electoral Act 1962
  • South Australian Prohibition of Discrimination Act 1966
  • Referendum 1967

Activism

  • Student Action for Aborigines
  • Australian Freedom Ride
  • Charles Perkins
  • Vincent Lingiari
  • Yirrkala bark petitions
  • Wave Hill walk off

Also discriminated against were non-white migrants:

  • White Australia Policy

Australian Civil Rights information - people to ask

Have you considered interviewing someone who was:

  • An indigenous Australia
  • Someone who participated in anti-discrimination protests
  • Someone who campaigned prior to the 1967 referendum
  • A migrant who arrived in or prior to the 1960s