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Did the Black Consciousness Movement spark the Soweto riots? (BCM South Africa)

A friend of mine, in an attempt to rebuff the significance of the Black Consciousness Movement, said: “Black Consciousness was the principal factor that triggered the youth of Soweto to revolt against oppression.” I don’t believe he was completely correct so … Continue reading

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Black Consciousness In South Africa

The Black Consciousness Movement is arguably the most influential student movement in the 1970s, in Apartheid South Africa. Black Consciousness is defined as the awareness of one’s identity as a black person.

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