Steve Biko

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday December 18, 1946

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace South Africa

DEATH DATE Sep 12, 1977 (30)

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Civil rights leader who worked as an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s, and the leader/founder of the BCM.

Before Fame

He founded the Black Consciousness Movement while a student activist at the University of Natal Medical School.


He was banned by the apartheid regime in February 1973 and it became forbidden for anyone to quote anything he said, including speeches or simple conversations.

Family Life

He married Ntsiki Mashalaba in 1970 and had two children with her.

Associated With

He is portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1987 British drama film Cry Freedom.