Google commemorates Steve Biko's 70th birthday

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SOUTH AFRICA, A photograph of Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) founder Steve Bantu Biko.

JOHANNESBURG - Google is honouring the life of Steve Biko on his birthday.

The black consciousness leader would have turned seventy on Sunday.

Biko was killed in police custody in 1977.

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The Black Consciousness Movement has seen a resurgence in recent years.

It’s an ideology that aims to make people aware of how their skin colour impacts their life experiences.

The movement also seeks to liberate people’s personal and political outlooks.

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Biko's death made him a symbol of resistance to the repressive apartheid government.