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Biko, Steve

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBiko, SteveSteve BikoBi‧ko, Steve /ˈbiːkəʊ, stiːv/  (1946–77) a black South African political leader who started the Black Consciousness Movement, an organization that fought against apartheid (=the system in which black people had no political rights, and black and white people had to live in different areas). He died while being questioned by the police, and most people think the police murdered him. The film Cry Freedom is about his life.
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