In historical contexts.Initial letters of Black People’s Convention, an organization coordinating the activities of supporters of the Black Consciousness Movement (see Black Consciousness sense 2). Also attributive.
1974Survey of Race Rel. (S.A.I.R.R.) 172Mrs Winnifred Kgware was unanimously elected first national president of the BPC.
1976E. Prov. Herald 11 Nov. 5The main charge against the nine accused alleges their involvement — and that of Saso and BPC — in a conspiracy to bring about revolutionary change in South Africa.
1977Daily Dispatch 22 Aug. 1Black consciousness leader Steve Biko and Mr Peter Jones of BPC reportedly arrested by Security Police in Grahamstown at weekend and now being held in Port Elizabeth.
1979Sunday Post 26 Apr. 1Two state witnesses in the East London BPC trial were this week sentenced to six months’ jail for refusing to give evidence.
1985M. Tlali inFair Lady 26 June 107The martyr lay in state in a ‘casket’ draped in the black T-shirts of the BPC movement.
1991Drum Dec. (Then & Now) 14Most important..was the emphasis on Black Consciousness, and pride in being black. The BPC was founded in 1972, and symbolizing the shift in attitudes and thinking was a woman, Mrs Winifred Kgware, who became its president.
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