Today we remember South African anti-apartheid activist, Bantu Stephen Biko who on this day, 42 years ago died in Pretoria.
The African nationalist and socialist, was at the forefront of a grassroots anti-apartheid campaign known as the Black Consciousness Movement during the late 1960s and 1970s.
To commemorate 42 years since his death we have compiled 5 quotes from the author that were relevant back then and are still relevant now.
- “The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves.”
- “You are either alive and proud or you are dead, and when you are dead, you can’t care anyway.”
- “It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die”
- “No group, however benevolent, can ever hand power to the vanquished on a plate.”
- “The great powers of the world may have done wonders in giving the world an industrial and military look but the great gift still has to come from Africa – giving the world a more human face.”