Sunday, December 18, 2016


A true Trailblazer Stephen Bantu Biko  was born on 18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977 was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s, until his death while in police custody.

A student leader who went on to found the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) which empowered and mobilized much of South Africa's urban black population, he died in police custody and has been called a martyr of the anti-apartheid movement.   While he was alive, his writings and activism had the goal of empowering black people. 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".

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