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Steve Biko

Biography

Civil legal rights leader who worked as an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the leader/founder from the BCM. He founded the Dark Awareness Movement while students activist in the College or university of Natal Medical College. He was prohibited from the apartheid program in Feb 1973 and it became forbidden for anybody to quotation anything he stated, including speeches or basic conversations. He wedded Ntsiki Mashalaba in 1970 and got two kids with her. He’s portrayed by Denzel Washington within the 1987 British theatre film Cry Independence.

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Full Name Steve Biko
Date Of Birth December 18, 1946
Died September 12, 1977, Pretoria, South Africa
Place Of Birth South Africa
Profession Civil Rights Leader
Education St. Francis College, Natal, University of Natal
Nationality South African
Spouse Ntsiki Mashalaba
Children Hlumelo Biko, Samora Biko, Lerato Biko, Motlatsi Biko, Nkosinathi Biko
Parents Alice 'Mamcete' Biko, Mzingayi Mathew Biko
Siblings Khaya Biko, Nobandile Biko, Bukelwa Biko
Partner Mamphela Ramphele
Star Sign Sagittarius

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