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Category Archives: Chica da Silva

Photos of a practical joke with racist content generate controversy on the Internet


 Student leads a woman painted black in chains as historic slave figure Chica da Silva   A practical staged last Friday by students of the faculty of law at the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

Chica da Silva: From slave to elite in 18th century Brazil


Francisca da Silva de Oliveira, or simply Chica da Silva or Xica da Silva (Serro, cerca 1732 – February 15, 1796), was a slave, later freed, who lived in the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Karen and Karina Ferreira: Representing black Brazilian beauty in the world of modeling, Part 1


Karen Maria Ferreira Flores and Karina Eugênia Ferreira Flores are identical twins, 15 years old, born in the capital city of Brasília, models, students of the public school system and residents … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · Leave a comment