Black Women of Brazil

The site dedicated to Brazilian women of African descent

“For sale, for rental and runaways”: Black slaves in 19th century classified ads; a reminder of May 13th, when slavery was abolished in Brazil 127 years ago


Note from BW of Brazil: As we’ve seen recently, 350 year plus years of the inhumane institution of slavery has had and continues to have a profound effect on the … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 7 Comments

“Emancipation, inclusion and exclusion” photo exhibit provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of slaves in Brazil


Note from BW of Brazil: Following up a recent post here that featured a set of photographic images of Afro-Brazilian children in the 19th century, more photos from Brazil’s 350 … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Racial inequalities persist after 125 years of the abolition of slavery


by Naira Sodré and Max Milliano Melo Yesterday, May 13, we remembered the date of the abolition of slavery in Brazil in 1888. But 125 years after the abolition of slavery, … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

White acquaintance offers to sell "legitimate African negro in good state of health" in online auction site; police investigating


Classified ad: “Legitimate African negro, only one owner, good state of health” Note from BW of Brazil: OK, so three days and three straight reports of a ridiculous racist incident. One … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 6 Comments