Black Women of Brazil

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Category Archives: Xica da Silva

Chica da Silva: From slave to elite in 18th century Brazil


Francisca da Silva de Oliveira, or simply Chica da Silva or Xica da Silva (Serro, cerca 1732 – February 15, 1796), was a slave, later freed, who lived in the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Zezé Motta: One of Brazil’s most respected actresses


Zezé Motta is considered one of the most important black actresses in Brazil having appeared in more than 70 films and television series since 1968. Born in a small town … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · Leave a comment