Steve Biko


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in King William's Town, South Africa
December 18, 1946

Died
September 12, 1977

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Stephen Biko was a noted 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.

While living, his writings and activism attempted to empower black people, and he was famous for his slogan "black is beautiful", which he described as meaning: "man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being".

Since his death in police custody, he has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement.

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