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18 August

'So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior.' Steve Biko, Boston Globe, 25 October 1977.

August 18, 2009
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Today in 1977, Black consciousness movement leader Steve Biko was arrest at a roadblock outside King William’s Town and detained under section 6 of the South African Terrorism Act. Biko was held in prison for twenty-four days where he was interrogated, starved and beaten. His detention ended with his death from a massive brain injury on 12 September.


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