Steve Stephen Biko (1946-1977) was an South African civil rights leader.
An active opponent of apartheid, he was arrested in September 1977 and died in detention six days later.
He founded the South African Students Organization (SASO) in 1968 and was cofounder in 1972 of the Black People's Convention, also called the Black Consciousness movement, a radical association of South African students that aimed to develop black pride.
Since his death in the custody of South African police he has been a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement.
Why is Steve Biko famous?
Steve Biko was a noted anti-apartheid activist in South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s.