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Steve Biko, Black Consciousness Movement Leader, is buried
Steve Biko, Black Consciousness Movement Leader, is buried 25 September 1977

Steve Biko, anti-apartheid activist and leader of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa, was thirty years old and was reportedly extremely fit when arrested. He ...more

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