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Under South Africa's apartheid regime, black activist Steve Biko has been working for years to undermine the system when he meets white journalist Donald Woods. Initially suspicious of Biko and his motives, Woods finds himself united with Biko in common cause after Biko reveals to him the true extent of police atrocities in the black townships.
Steve Biko’s 70th Birthday
Stephen Bantu Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977) was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement.While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan "black is beautiful", which he
The Rise of Black Consciousness – Apartheid Museum
The Rise of Black Consciousness The earliest challenges to apartheid came from a new generation of black youth who came of age in the 1960s. Inspired by leaders such as Bantu Stephen Biko, they gave voice to a philosophy of black psychological emancipation, black pride and black self-assertion.
Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist writer brutally murdered by South African police. Banned in 1973, not allowed to speak to more than one person at a time nor speak in public, was restricted to the King William's Town magisterial district (Eastern Cape), and could not write publicly or speak with the media. It was also forbidden to quote anything he said, including speeches or simple conversations. Key figure in the ANC struggle and in death a symbol of the government oppression.