Google launches the Steve Biko archive which features documents that were not previously publicly available. (Google Images)

BBC Africa is reporting that the Steve Biko South Africa Archive has been published by Google. Thirty-five years after the death of Biko while in police custody, an online archive about the South African anti-apartheid activist is now available.

Curated by the Steve Biko Foundation, the archive is part of 42 historical exhibitions published by Google, whose goal is to narrate major events of the last century, including apartheid, D-Day and the Holocaust. The Biko archive features documents that have not been available to the public including his 1973 banning order restricting his activities. The article states:

“Steve Biko was a banned person – he was not allowed to be quoted, he couldn’t publish anything, his image could not be printed in the newspaper,” Obenewa Amponsah of the Steve Biko Foundation said.

Biko, one of the most iconic and revered anti-apartheid activists, died from head injuries sustained after spending nearly a month in police custody. He was 30.

Like The Burton Wire on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter@TheBurtonWire
Previous article'Won't Back Down': The Reality of Education Trumps Fiction
Next articleSouth Africa: First Black “Idols” Winner Declared In Eighth Season
TheBurtonWire.com is the premiere online destination for people who think for themselves. This blog offers news from the African Diaspora, culture that is produced by often overlooked populations and opinion that is informed and based on fact. Tired of the onslaught of websites and talking heads that regurgitate what people want to hear, TheBurtonWire.com is a publication that elevates news and perspectives that people need to hear. TheBurtonWire.com is for individual thinkers who understand that they are part of a larger collective. What is this collective? Free thinking people that care about the world, who will not be categorized or boxed in by society or culture and are interested in issues and topics that defy stereotypes and conventional wisdom.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.