The Black Fire Lectures: fight for justice and freedom
As part of the fourth series of the Melbourne School of Discontent’s Black Fire Lectures Professor John Maynard talks about the important role his grandfather played in the fight for liberty and justice as one of the founding members of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association.
The School of Discontent is a loose collective of Aboriginal Activists comprised of academics, artists, poets and writers.
Initiated by Dr Gary Foley the school aims to help change Australian’s understandings and perspectives of their own history.
Dr Foley maintains that lectures on topics which directly address this aim are vital.
“They are important as they involve a largely forgotten part of Australia’s history,” Foley said.
Listen to Professor John Maynard’s Lecture, Fight for Justice and Freedom here.
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