Google celebrates Biko with commemorative doodle

Sunday marks the 70th birthday of the black consciousness movement leader.

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JOHANNESBURG – The Steve Biko Foundation says it is honoured that the world continues to celebrate his life.

Sunday marks the 70th birthday of the black consciousness movement leader an organisation that created a new philosophy that encouraged black people to take pride in their identity.

Search engine Google has created a commemorative doodle of Biko to acknowledge his contribution to the struggle.

The foundation Chief Executive Officer Obenewa Amponsah says Biko has inspired many people around the world.

“I think the interest in Steve Biko’s legacy speaks to the fact that it’s relevant for so many people; issues of consciousness – people asking themselves ‘who am I?’, issues of equality and people doing things for themselves, by themselves still resonates. We are deeply honoured that so many people have joined in remembering who he is.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)