Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
University of Pennsylvania
Africans represent the single largest group of arrivals in Brazil, a country that today boasts the largest Afro-descendant population in the world outside of Nigeria. In this presentation, historians João Reis and Roquinaldo Ferreira discuss the arrivals’ ethnic origins in Africa, their response/resistance to slavery, and their contribution to the formation of a national culture in conversation with José Moya, Director, Barnard’s Forum on Migration and Columbia’s Institute of Latin American Studies.
Co-sponsored by the Columbia University Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies.