Aug 12: Stephen Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, arrested

Aug 12: Stephen Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist, arrested

Aug 12, 1977 - South African anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko arrested. Leader of the Black Consciousness Movement In South Africa StephenBiko wa

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Aug 12, 1977 – South African anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko arrested.

Leader of the Black Consciousness Movement In South Africa Stephen
Biko was arrested this day in 1977. Stephen Biko was an anti-apartheid activist and the co-founder of the South African Students’ Organization, subsequently spearheading the nation’s Black Consciousness Movement.

He also co-founded the Black People’s Convention in 1972. Biko was arrested many times for his anti-apartheid work and, on September 12, 1977, died from injuries that he sustained while in police custody.

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