Steve Biko

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A black human rights activist from South Africa who was tortured to death in prison under medical supervision, 6 days after being detained by police for questioning
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Transcending his privileged Anglo-Saxon upbringing in the Transkei, he opened his eyes to the horrifying realities of apartheid after striking a friendship with student activist, Steven Biko.
and Steven Biko, who were proclaimed saints and martyrs.
It was hard for me to glimpse the long-term view that inspired people like Nelson Mandela and Steven Biko and thousands of other men and women to make huge sacrifices for freedom.
The often-cited example is Richard Attenborough's 1987 movie Cry Freedom in which Denzel Washington played Steven Biko, the Black nationalist leader who was battered to death in police custody.
Steven Biko, a medical student in Durban, became the leading light in the Black Consciousness organizations.
Aung San Suu Kyi stands with the great names of peace and justice such as Steven Biko, Nelson Mandela, and Mohandas Gandhi," said international human rights activist and founder of Freedom Campaign, Jack Healey.
We have the big dance production Biko's Quest which honours the memory of anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko and audiences may recognise Rhetorical star Presley Chweneyagae from the 2006 Oscar winning film Tsotsi.
Campaigner Steven Biko died in police custody in South Africa.
If you have a piece of subject matter like 'Cry Freedom,'" Attenborough's 1987 film about Steven Biko, the South African activist who was assassinated 10 years earlier, "where I desperately, desperately want to express my horror and opposition to apartheid, the only way to do it is direct.
Steven Biko in 1972, writing in Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity, makes the following observation:
In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of South African leader Steven Biko in Cry Freedom.
In fact, these are deeply liberal, antiwar pics, along with his boldly pessimistic WWII blockbuster "A Bridge Too Far" (1977) and anti-apartheid Steven Biko biopic "Cry Freedom" (1987).