Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

Black woman, religious leader and Movimento Negro activist defends her master’s dissertation at 72 years of age


by Marcilene Garcia de Souza The Iyalorisá (1) Iyagunã Dalzira Maria Aparecida became literate at 13. Due to the lack of educational opportunities and job issues she only managed to … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Edna Roland: A warrior in the fight for the equality of black women in Brazil


Edna Roland Brazilian, woman, from the north, and black. In this country, most people who fit this profile live a life associated with – and almost predetermined to – poverty, … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Edna Roland: A warrior in the fight for the equality of black women in Brazil


Edna Roland Brazilian, woman, from the north, and black. In this country, most people who fit this profile live a life associated with – and almost predetermined to – poverty, … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · Leave a comment