Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

July 25th: Brazil’s National Day of Teresa de Benguela and the black woman – A brief history of the warrior negra for whom the day was named


  Note from BW of Brazil: The recognition and recovery of the history of the black Brazilian has been a long, hard struggle over the period of a maximum of … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Frente Negra Brasileira: In the 1930s, government and intelligence agencies extinguished the first large scale Afro-Brazilian rights organization


Note from BW of Brazil: When many people around the world think of the black struggle for equality it is often immediately associated with figures such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 14 Comments

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 · 41 Comments

In 1949 letter, German SS commander Otto Wächter says Nazis on the run entered Brazil without passports


Note from BW of Brazil: The little known history of German Nazis and Nazi ideology in Brazil is a topic that is occasionally covered here on the blog. From Brazil … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Meet the Rio dancers that will portray the black Adam and Eve in a Carnaval parade


 Willians José da Silva Marins and  Aime do Carmos Rodrigues Lopes will be Adam and Eve   So Willians and Aime were chosen to portray the Bibical characters of Adam … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a 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