Africa in Brazil

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

João Reis
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

Roquinaldo Ferreira
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.

Oct. 25, 2018 - 6:00 PM