Black Consciousness (12th September)

“It becomes more necessary to see the truth as it is if you realise that the only vehicle for change are these people who have lost their personality. The first step therefore is to make the black man come to himself; to pump back life into his empty shell; to infuse him with pride and dignity, to remind him of his complicity in the crime of allowing himself to be misused and therefore letting evil reign supreme in the country of his birth.”

STEVE BANTU BIKO
We Blacks, I Write What I Like, 1978.

(18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977)

Being black is not a matter of pigmentation – being black is a reflection of a mental attitude.

Black man, you are on your own.
Slogan coined by Steve Biko for the South African Student’s Organisation, SASO.

Steve Biko

Advertisements