BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS MOVEMENT

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The Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa was started by this man, Steve Biko. Steve Biko, was a student at the time he began organizing students from his school to speak out against the horrors of Apartheid and the harsh discrimination haunting South Africa at the time. As a student, his words and activism gained great ground from the walls of his collegiate institution to the surrounding communities. This placed him not only at the forefront of the movement… but in the eye of the media and local government. In 1977, the local government decided they had enough of Steve Biko’s continued activism and decided to eradicate him. Steve Biko was arrested and sentenced  to a detention. It was during this time that endured brutal beatings and blunt force to his head. Due to massive hemorrhaging and injuries, he died unattended and alone in a detention center downtown. But his spirit was never to forgotten.

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