Born in south africa's ginsberg township in the eastern cape province, biko became a larger than life anti-apartheid activist who had achieved unimaginable feats by the time he died at thirty his death was embroiled in mystery and cover-ups and nelson mandela did not mince his words about it. Nelson rolihlahla mandela (july 18, 1918 to december 5, 2013) was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became south africa's first black president from 1994. 5th steve biko lecture by nelson mandela, cape town with a south african and african whom we were forced by circumstance and history to observe from a distance.
President nelson mandela sat waiting to give his speech as hundreds of black members of the radical azanian student association shouted and chanted to disrupt proceedings crowds line the rooftops in east london, south africa, waiting for a unveiling ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of steve biko's death. Nelson mandela said of biko: they had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid | see more ideas about steve biko, south africa and african history stephen bantu biko (18 december 1946 - 12 september 1977) was an anti-apartheid activist in south africa in the 1960s and 1970s. From the telegraph story by david millward apart from nelson mandela, nobody symbolized the struggle against the apartheid more than steve biko the leader of the black consciousness movement, he was arrested at a police road block in august 1977 and held under the country's terrorism legislation. Steve biko quotes (18 december 1946 to 12 september 1977) coined by steve biko for the south african student's organisation, saso steve biko nelson mandela.
Stephen bantu biko (18 december 1946 - 12 september 1977) was an anti-apartheid activist in south africa in the 1960s and 1970s a student leader, he later f. Steve biko died 14 years before his goal of bringing down apartheid rule in south africa was achieved in 1991 the activist and leader of the black consciousness movement (bcm) has been. The family of slain south african black activist steve biko on monday mourned the death of the white newspaper editor who told the story of their friendship to the world donald woods, whose. South african activist steven biko played by denzel washington and the journalist investigating his suspicious death played by kevin kline nelson mandela. Bantu stephen biko was a south african philosopher and anti-apartheid activist this biography profiles his childhood, family, personal life, struggles, achievements and his death.
Apart from nelson mandela, nobody symbolised the struggle against the apartheid more than steve biko the leader of the black consciousness movement, he was arrested at a police road block in. Steve biko and other anti-apartheid heroes you need to know about against apartheid in south africa, most people think of nelson mandela a central role in the liberation movement in south. Steve biko was born on december 18, 1946, in king william's town, south africa he father was a clerk and his mother was a housemaid following the sharpeville massacre in 1960, biko was just 17 years old when he became a political activist.
Why is steve biko's remarkable legacy often overlooked as nelson mandela put it, it was predominantly an intellectual movement confined to south africa's urban areas as newly. Steve biko: steve biko, founder of the black consciousness movement in south africa his death from injuries suffered while in police custody made him an international martyr for south african black nationalism. Visitors to google's home page today will likely be asking themselves who steve biko is and why he is featured in today's google doodle apart from nelson mandela, steve biko was south africa's most prominent anti-apartheid activist today would have been his 70th birthday google's. On 12 september 1977 the black consciousness leader steve biko died while in the custody of security police the period leading up to his death, beginning with the june 1976 unrest, had seen some of black consciousness movement (bcm) | south african history online.
Who was steve biko stephen bantu biko was an 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. Nelson mandela, oliver tambo, and desmond tutu are rightly venerated for their role in opposing and ending white minority rule, but steve biko is often overlooked. South african anti-apartheid activist steve biko, who died in police custody in 1977, is being honored with a google doodle on what would have been his 70th birthday black is beautiful steve. Nelson mandela - nelson rolihlahla mandela served as president of south africa from 1994 to and was the first south african president to be elected in a fully representative democratic election find this pin and more on stephen biko & apartheid by amber glaros.