Black History Culture : "Day Of Black Consciousness"

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    The Day of Black Consciousness ("Dia da Consciência Negra" in Portuguese) is celebrated annually on November 20 in Brazil as a day on which to reflect upon the injustices of slavery and to celebrate the contributions to society and to the nation by Brazilian citizens of African descent. The day is marked on the anniversary of the death of Zumbi dos Palmares (1655-1695), the last of the leaders of the Quilombo dos Palmares. Quilombos (or “Mocambos” [literally, “Huts”]) were villages formed by runaway slaves in Brazil during the Portuguese colonial period.

     
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