Nov 20, 2010

Day of Black Awareness

Dia da Consciência Negra
photograph by Jose Carlos Costa

Today, November 20th, marks the day that Zumbi dos Palmares died in 1695, at the hands of attackers striving to end the existence of resistance that the Quilombos embodied. The day now stands to remember, advocate and celebrate Afro-Brazilian awareness about the history of people, the injustices of the past and present, the resolutions of the future and the contributions to society by people of African descent.

A brief introduction to Zumbi dos Palmares can be found here;

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