The Sophiatown The Mix community centre and museum presents 19 Days in September, an exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the death of anti-apartheid activist and leader of the Black Consciousness Movement Steve Biko. The exhibition looks particularly at the public outrage that followed the news of Biko's death in 1977 at the hands of the South African security forces.
This exhibition includes responses by the then Editor of the East London based Daily Dispatch, Donald Woods, who had become a friend and supporter of Biko and who used his newspaper to publish articles that criticised the white minority regime. The exhibition chronicles the extensive coverage of Biko’s murder in South Africa and abroad including speeches, newspaper reports, and other publications.
Entrance to the exhibition is free.