Biko: The quest for a true humanity

  • Location: Slave Lodge
  • From: November 1, 2008     To: December 31, 2009
Biko: The quest for a true humanity

This travelling exhibition was developed by the Apartheid Museum in Gauteng. Biko: The quest for a true humanity honours the memory of South African political activist, Bantu Stephen Biko, and his death while in police detention in 1977. It examines the African and American roots of Biko's thinking, traces his life and leadership role in the anti-apartheid struggle, and highlights his vision of a new society in South Africa. Pictures, messages from Biko’s friends, Biko’s famous teachings, and stories about his life, are included in the exhibition. Steve Biko is regarded by many as one of the most outstanding intellectuals of twentieth century South Africa. Student leader, philosopher, visionary and revolutionary, Biko made a vital contribution to the struggle against apartheid. His ideas on mobilizing people to resist oppression by encouraging them to develop their own sense of self-worth pioneered the Black Consciousness Movement.

Enquiries: Gerald Klinghardt, Tel. 021 481 3836 or email

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