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Steve Biko

Steve Stephen Bantu Biko

South Africa Anti-Apartheid Activist


Born 18-12-1946 in King Williams Town

Deceased 12-09-1977 (30 years old)

Steve Biko is a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. In March 1973, at the height of apartheid, he was banned ot King Williams Town. Biko has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement since his death in police custody on 12 September 1977.



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Honorary President | Black People's Convention
South Africa | 1977 - 1977

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Founder & President | Black Peoples Convention (BPC)
South Africa | 1972 - 1972

Social Development and Community Services


Co-founder & President | South African Students' Organization (SASO)
South Africa | 1968 - 1968

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