Steven Biko was an anti-apartheid activist and founder of the Black Consciousness Movement. Although an advocate of nonviolent resistance, he died in police custody in 1977 after over 22 hours of torture and interrogation.
Stephen Bantu Biko. Stephen Bantu Biko was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. A student leader, he later founded the Black Consciousness Movement which would empower and mobilize much of the urban black population. Assassinated: September 12, 1977, Pretoria
Stephen Bantu Biko -Because of his high profile, news of Biko's death spread quickly, opening many eyes around the world to the brutality of the apartheid regime. His funeral was attended by over 10,000 people, including numerous ambassadors and other diplomats from the United States and Western Europe. Nelson Mandela said of Biko: "They had to kill him to prolong the life of apartheid."