Charles Perkins Charles Perkins, the man who was at the forefront of Australian Aboriginal struggles for civil rights, died this month at the age of 64. Perkins, who has been called the Martin Luther King, Jr., of indigenous Australians, was the first Aborigine to earn a university degree and play professional soccer. Host Lisa Simeone talks with Diane Bell, a George Washington University professor who knew Charles Perkins.
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Charles Perkins

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Charles Perkins

Charles Perkins

Charles Perkins

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Charles Perkins, the man who was at the forefront of Australian Aboriginal struggles for civil rights, died this month at the age of 64. Perkins, who has been called the Martin Luther King, Jr., of indigenous Australians, was the first Aborigine to earn a university degree and play professional soccer. Host Lisa Simeone talks with Diane Bell, a George Washington University professor who knew Charles Perkins.