Steve Biko


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Stephen Biko
Stephen Bantu Biko
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BirthplaceKing William's Town, South Africa
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Anti-apartheid activist

Biko, Steve

(Steven Biko) (bē`kō), 1946–77, South African political leader. A medical student, he founded (1969) a black student organization and developed a national "black consciousness" movement to combat racism and apartheidapartheid
[Afrik.,=apartness], system of racial segregation peculiar to the Republic of South Africa, the legal basis of which was largely repealed in 1991–92. History
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 policies. Arrested in 1977, he died in police custody, prompting international protests and a UN arms embargo. In 1997 five former policemen admitted killing him.
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For this wisdom, Steve Biko was beaten to death by white police officers in a South African prison.
He is the CEO of the Steve Biko Foundation and son of the anti-apartheid activist who campaigned in the 60s and 70s in South Africa.
He recommended that Katumba be employed permanently, but as a research chief in an academic institution, with further evaluation by Mokgokong at Steve Biko Hospital 'if deemed necessary'.
I felt that [Levy] was more responsible than any other person until my encounter with Steve Biko for educating me about the realities of my own country."
STEVE Biko was born in 1946 in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape province.
Among his achievements was setting up the Steve Biko Housing Association which sought to improve access to housing for ethnic and vulnerable groups.
* BURNING: The World Trade Center, New York, on September 11, 2001 * DEATH IN PRISON: Steve Biko, martyred in South Africa in 1977
A human rights panel has denied amnesty to four policemen in the beating death of black conciousness leader Steve Biko, a crime which shocked the world and helped to hasten the end of apartheid.
Among his achievements was setting up the Steve Biko Housing Association, which sought to improve access to housing for ethnic and vulnerable groups.
In 1987, Cry Freedom - an internationally-acclaimed film adaptation of Donald Woods' biography of Steve Biko - was released.
Later in his career, he worked with the Toxteth-based Steve Biko housing association and was also assistant chaplain at Walton prison until ill health forced his retirement.