Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Category Archives: Afro-Brazilian History

17 black Brazilian women who fought against the institution of slavery that you won’t find in history textbooks


Note from BW of Brazil: Here at the Black Women of Brazil blog, we feature many stories, past and present that focus on the struggle of black Brazilians, specifically black … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Where are the Afro-Brazilians in history books? 17 black people that you never learned about in school


Note from BW of Brazil: Today’s article is short, right to the point and something that my research and experiences on/in Brazil demonstrate why such material is important. The first … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 · 5 Comments

Researcher associates black female samba singers with the struggles of black women’s movements


Note from BW of Brazil: The history of the Brazil’s national music, samba, is in many ways very representative of the history of representation and resistance of the Afro-Brazilian population. … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train – Photo gallery


Cultural icon, singer/dancer/actor Tony Tornado acted as Master of Ceremonies  Here are more photos from the Cavalera sponsored tribute to ’70s American TV music program, Soul Train. See the story, … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

São Paulo Fashion Week pays homage to ’70s music show Soul Train – Photo gallery 2


Here are more photos from the 2014 São Paulo Fashion Week tribute to ’70s American TV music program Soul Train. See the story, two videos and more photos here and here.

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Maria Beatriz Nascimento (1942-1995): Intellectual militant of the Movimento Negro, poet and historian of quilombos, Brazil’s runaway slave societies


Maria Beatriz Nascimento (1942 – 1995) “Being black is facing a history of almost five hundred years of resistance to pain, physical and moral suffering, the feeling of not existing, the … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

November: The Month of Black Consciousness in Brazil. Video of Afro-Brazilian historical figures


Today is the first day of November, which is recognized as the Month of Black Consciousness in Brazil. November 20th is the national Day of Black Consciousness. As such, watch … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 2 Comments