Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Afro Brazilian History

The other side of the story: Experts say that the process of the abolition of slavery in Brazil occurred thanks to the leading roles of blacks for years


Note from BW of Brazil: In all of my years of schooling, from elementary school, to the university, the emptiness I often felt after sitting various History classes only began to … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

After 170 years, the important of blacks in one of Brazil’s bloodiest wars, the Farroupilha Revolution, is still minimized, says doctor in history


Note from BW of Brazil: Afro-Brazilian historians and activists have been saying this for a long time: black Brazilians are mostly non-existent in Brazilian history textbooks. Beyond representation as slaves, … Continue reading

October 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Federal University of Maranhão becomes first in Brazil to offer undergraduate degree in African and Afro-Brazilian Studies


Note from BW of Brazil: One of the principle reasons that Africans and black people throughout the world are so terribly stereotyped as inferior, less intelligent and culturally backward is … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment