Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

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

Pair of books focus on contemporary achievements and struggles as well as the history of black women in Brazil


¬† First book tells the history of black women in Brazil; second book focuses on stories of contemporary black women who have succeeded against the odds. With original research, which … Continue reading

November 17, 2012 · 4 Comments