September 12, 1977 CE – Anti-Apartheid Activist Steve Biko is Killed in Prison

September 12, 1977 CE – Anti-Apartheid Activist Steve Biko is Killed in PrisonRate this post *Image Credit: Wikipedia Three weeks after being arrested for acts of terrorism against the apartheid government of South Africa, activist Steve Biko lay dead in a Pretoria prison, the victim of intense torture by two security police. Famous around the world for his protests against the white-minority administration policy of suppressing black South Africans, Biko’s death brought global attention to the plight of the oppressed — particularly after the police officers were absolved of any guilt the following year. Born in King William’s Town, South Africa, Biko would eventually attend the University of Natal in […]