Here's a translation from a tiny excerpt of an article from the FICA-DC archives about the origins of our school name,
This is just the tip of the iceberg...
Even more interesting is an article on the period from the Brazilian Ministry for External Relations, by Carlos Eugênico Líbano Soares, entitled 'The Black Guard'. Click here if reading in Portuguese (in .pdf format) Flor da Gente students should read on;
The Black Guard - Capoeira in the Rough-and-Tumble of Politics