17 Unsung Heroes Of Black History

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Written by Julia Austin
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Steve Biko

South African Steve Biko coined the slogan “Black is Beautiful” during his days as an activist, writing literature encouraging black urban populations to mobilize. He founded the Black Consciousness Movement and today is a martyr figure of the anti-apartheid movement. Biko’s face was used in campaign posters in South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994.