Why was the Afikaner Nationalist Government and the police afraid of Stephen Biko? How did they see him as a threat to national security?
During a trial, Biko says, "the naked terrorism of the government"; what does he mean? The lawyer questioning Biko said that direct confrontation by Blacks meant violence; how does Biko deal with this statement?
Why does Biko take a dangerous chance to visit Cape Town? What happens to him there? Explain, giving all the details and the date of Biko's death.
Why were the police refusing to release Biko's body to his family and friends? Why did Woods have Ken photograph Biko's body?
What was the public's response to Biko's death? Explain.
By whom and why were the Woods family threatened? Why was Woods arrested at the airport? What were the consequences of his arrest?
Why did Father Carney encourage Donald Woods to leave South Africa permanently? What was his wife's (Wendy's) reaction to this? What changed her mind?
Why were students massacred by South African police? Why were the students protesting? How many students died as a result?
What had Donald Woods learned from Steve Biko as a result of their friendship?
Note: Cry Freedom is based on a true story about Stephen Biko and Donald Woods. The movie directed by Sir Richard Attenborough is based on these books written by Woods; Biko (1978) and Asking For Trouble (1980) his autobiography. The movie starred Denzel Washington as Steve Biko and Kevin Kline as Donald Woods. The setting is from 1975 to 1978.