Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: 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

Should we celebrate this date? May 13th: 13 decades past the end of slavery and the black population still has no rights guaranteed


Note from BW of Brazil: Can you think of anything that would be worth celebrating or remembering on May 13th? This year, it fell on a Sunday, just yesterday. Well … Continue reading

May 15, 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

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

Murder of an Angolan woman and the roots of anti-black, anti-African ideologies in Brazil


Angolan woman Zumira de Souza Borges Cardoso was murdered in São Paulo In yet another example of Brazil’s centuries long anti-black, anti-African ideology, an Angolan university student was killed and three others … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 9 Comments