steve biko quotes cry freedom

Steve biko was a freedom fighter and also popularly known for his quotes on freedom especially ” cry freedom” which  was portrayed in the film Cry Freedom by Denzel Washington   . Steve Biko  founder of the Black Consciousness Movement  who was later assassinated on  September 12, 1977, Pretoria, South Africa

Here are the top five steve biko quotes

steve biko quotes cry freedom

Black Consciousness is an attitude of the mind and a way of life, the most positive call to emanate from the black world for a long time

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.


A people without a positive history is like a vehicle without an engine

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

A Black man should be more independent and depend on himself for his freedom and not to take it for granted that someone would lead him to it. The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves.

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