Stephen Biko - South African writer, anti-apartheid activist and "Father of the Black Consciousness Movement" - would have turned 70 Sunday. Murdered by police at age 30, he continues to be honored for his fight for racial equality by a foundation, archive, cultural center, biographies and, on his birthday, Google. Above all, Biko stood for peaceful reconciliation. In rare video, he says he seeks not majority or minority rights, but a non-racist society where "there shall just be people."
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