Giclee Print of Adrian Grant-Smith's digital portrait of Steve Biko (18 Dec 1946 - 12 Sep 1977) the South African anti-apartheid activist, who founded the Black Consciousness Movement.
Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, film director, and film producer. He has received much critical acclaim for his work in film since the 1990s, including for his portrayals of real-life figures such as Steve Biko, Malcolm X, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone.
Madiba - what a beautiful man! My friend, Steve Biko, who was at University with me and who was killed by the South African police in the '70s would have been such a man as Mandela! See the movie Cry Freedom about Steve's life ....
Donald Woods was editor-in-chief of the Daily Dispatch, a newspaper in South Africa. While editor, he integrated the editorial staff (in direct opposition to apartheid) and took up an anti-apartheid stance. The film "Cry Freedom" is based on Woods friendship with Steve Biko
Subjected to 22 hrs of interrogation,torture and beatings by the South African police,on Sep 6,1977,Steve Biko died.He was the amazing unsung hero of the Anti-Apartheid Movement and the Black Consciousness Movement. Donald Woods, Biko's close friend and a leading white, South African, newspaper editor,exposed this murder helping to ignite the black revolution.