Remembering Steve Biko: A Champion of Black Consciousness

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  • A Fundamental Freedom Fighter
  • Biko's Educational Background
  • An Innate Knack for Leading
  • Leaving an Indelible Mark
  • Philosophical Brothers
  • Biko's Brutal Last Days
  • The World Responds
  • Woods Fights for Truth
  • Wilson's Short Biko Bio
  • Showcasing a Pivotal Figure
  • Google Exhibits Biko's Life
  • Biko's Legacy Lives On

A Fundamental Freedom Fighter

Thirty-six years ago on Sept. 12, Steve Biko, the revolutionary leader of the Black consciousness movement in South Africa, died while in police custody. The story of fellow freedom fighter Nelson Mandela might be more well-known, but Biko’s contribution to the fight against apartheid positioned the young Black South African as one of the nation’s most significant political activists. — Patrice Peck

(Photo: Mark Peters/Getty Images)

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