Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

25 curious facts about slavery in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Whenever discussing the experiences of African descendants in the Americas, the topic will inevitably turn to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade at some point in the … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 48 Comments

What happened to the black Brazilian woman on May 14, 1888?: The day after the abolition of slavery


Black women on May 14th, 1888 It was a sunny Sunday, when Princess Isabel signed the Lei Áurea (Golden Law) which abolished Slavery in Brazil. When the princess arrived, the … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Luislinda Valois


Luislinda Valois became the first black woman to become a judge in Brazil in 1984. Born in the northeastern state of Bahia, a state with a 70% black majority, Valois … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Luislinda Valois


Luislinda Valois became the first black woman to become a judge in Brazil in 1984. Born in the northeastern state of Bahia, a state with a 70% black majority, Valois … Continue reading

November 27, 2011 · Leave a comment